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H. W. BUTTORFF in a bad way March 1899

This postcard is a recent EBay find. March 5, 1899 the BUTTORFF struck a bridge pier abutment at Clarksville Tennnessee on the Cumberland River. One account noted that all that was needed to put a steamboat back into service was … Continue reading

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Sinking of the GEORGIA LEE and the JAMES LEE January 1918

Both of these pictures were found in the archive of the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse Collection. Prior to wide spread dredging of the Mississippi River, ice gorges developed due to slow moving currents with the result that steamboats that could … Continue reading

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Captain Milt Harry one time friend of the Lee Line and failed attempt to restore the James Lee House into a museum circa 1962 however later turned into the beautiful James Lee House bed and breakfast.

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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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