Category Archives: Uncategorized

GEORGIA LEE Paducah KY circa 1900’s

This picture was also found at Gentleman’s Antiques Collierville TN.   A postcard version of this picture exists locates this picture at Paducah KY.  The Royal Photo Co., Low Kentucky dates this picture during 1894, however the GEORGIA LEE was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Memphis River Front circa 1915

Another recent find from Gentleman’s Antiques Collierville TN.   From the amount of cotton on the Memphis cobblestones, this picture would have been taken during peak fall cotton transportation time.  Three other Lee Line boats are tied up behind the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HARRY LEE helped young love April 8, 1908

Thank you Mary Smith for sharing these 2 newspaper articles.  The HARRY LEE in this story is the first HARRY LEE which was a wood hulled steamer. HARRY LEE: Boat 2540 Way’s Packet Directory page 207. Stern Wheeler, Packet, wood … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HARRY LEE later years

This postcard is from my from my friend Ed Provine’s collection of steamboat postcards.   Way’s Packet Directory recorded the following on the HARRY LEE which was the last boat to enter the Lee Line fleet.  The cars in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

James Lee House a labor of love

https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/jul/28/love-in-the-bones/ Thank you Dan Conaway for this story of love for the James Lee House.  Jose and Jennifer and partners have indeed engaged in a labor of love to restore this grand old Memphis home and operate it as a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eagle Packet Co. Lee Line competitor 1907

Following the bankruptcy of the St. Louis New Orleans Anchor Line due to financial decline and massive damage caused to their boats by killer tornado’s that hit St. Louis May 26, 1896 the Lee Line expanded their business north to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1874 Competitor Pass

Both the Idlewild and Quick Step entered the Lee Line fleet after 1874.  Capt. James Lee Sr. had a knack for buying or chartering boats as family boats were lost or sent to repair yards following accidents.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Theodore Roosevelt came to St. Louis by way of steamboat 1907

St. Louis river front 1907 Theodore Roosevelt landed on the Lee Line wharf boat.  The top panorama was enhanced using PhotoShop to take out the folds in the original postcard.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lee Line creamer

Another recent find also purchased from an antique dealer who to the best of his recollection purchased it years ago at a garage or estate sale.  Originally this creamer was very thinly silver plated since the family knew that most of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Original Lee Line Poster

This poster came from a family member by way of an antique dealer who purchased it years ago.  I am happy to return it to the family.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment