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Pat Cleburne photo from the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Tulane University

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Lee Line silver sugar dish

Thank you Lola Culler for sharing these pictures of your Lee Line sugar dish.

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Stylish Ladies on Lee Line steamer Princess day excursion 1918 or 1919

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Lee Line Serving Dishes

Justin B., thank you for sending these pictures of Lee Line serving dishes. These silver plated dishes were made by Reed and Barton. Last year I was able to purchase an identical creamer pitcher that had lost just about all … Continue reading

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SADIE LEE sunk at Dennis Landing Mississippi Nov. 15, 1912

Way’s Packet Directory recorded the SADIE hit a snag at Dennis Landing. Of interest is the stern sign SADIE LEE of NEW YORK. Sometime after the death of Capt. James Lee Jr., (Feb 1905) the Lee Line reincorporated in New … Continue reading

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Lee Line encounters with law enforcement

June 27, 1929 Posted on February 22, 2012 by leelinesteamers The Evening Independent Newspaper St. Petersburg Florida reported on June 27, 1929 the following story G Peters Lee Caught after repeated warnings by Memphis Chief of Police Memphis Tenn., June 27 (AP) G. Peters … Continue reading

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Beautiful cursive script July 3 1891 letter to Lee Line Capt. Robert E Lee

This letter resides in the Lilly Library at the Univ of Indiana Howard Shipyard archive.  

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Howard Shipyard boiler and stern wheel shaft drawing for Lady Lee

This drawing is another Howard Shipyard Univ of Indiana Lilly Library find showing the LADY LEE boiler dimensions and dimensions for her stern wheel drive shaft mechanism.  This drawing is dated May 31, 1889.  

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Howard Shipyard freight hoist and capstan mechanical drawing dated 1874

During a recent trip to the Univ of Indiana Lilly Library Bloomington Indiana I found this drawing dated 1874 showing the under deck drive mechanism powering a steamboat’s freight hoist and capstan.   Also found were drawings of several other Lee … Continue reading

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S&D Reflector History of the Lee Line part 4

This colorized picture of the GEORGIA LEE shows her tied up at or near the Beale Street landing Memphis Tennessee.  I hope you have enjoyed reading these 4 articles detailing some of the milestone events in the history of the … Continue reading

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