In 1914, the picnic season had begun. The Jamestown Business College picnic to Midway Park was carried out according to schedule Friday evening. Although the continuous rains and lowering of the temperature as the day advanced materially affected the attendance, a little over 100 persons participated in the event. The steamer City of Cleveland was used and was prettily decorated with red and buff crepe paper. The party left the boatlanding immediately after 6 p.m. arriving at Midway Park at 8:15 p.m. All the way up the lake the steamer headed a prevailing wind and white caps were abundant but the passengers had prepared for such an occasion and with an abundance of music to lend good cheer, the journey was not in any way discomforting.