Monthly Archives: February 2012

Memphis Naval Yard 1843

Goodspeed’s History of Hamilton, Knox and Shelby Counties of Tennessee origionally published in 1887 and republished 1974 pages 870, 871 and 872 records the building of a naval yard at Memphis.  “After the failure of numerous special projects to build up … Continue reading

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STACKER LEE hull construction Howard Shipyard 1902

This picture is from the Howard Shipyard Museum Collection, Special Collections, University of Louisville, KY.  The Lee Line purchased the ORA LEE, JAMES LEE (2nd),  GEORGIA LEE, PETERS LEE and the ROBERT E LEE from the Howard Shipyard.  I am … Continue reading

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1904 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition St. Louis Missouri

The centenial celebration of the Louisiana Purchase was moved from 1903 to 1904 to coincide with the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair Exposition.  The Fair’s 1,200 acre (4.9 km²) site, designed by George Kessler, was located at the present-day grounds of … Continue reading

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Steamboat Head Arrested on Liquor Charge June 27, 1929

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 Lee, president of the Valley Line … Continue reading

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New Link new friends

Thanks to Nori Muster, Leelinesteamers.com is now linked to http://steamboats.com.  I am looking forward to adding to the steamboat community’s ever expanding love of all things related to the steamboat era.  Thank you Nori for your gracious introduction to Leelinesteamers.com. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam James Lee Jr February 1905

   

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James Lee Jr. February 12, 1905 RIP

   

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Lee Line Covington Kentucky landing

This post card was post marked April 7, 1931 Covington Kentucky.  The Lee Line went into voluntary liquidation in 1926.   There are no clear lettering on the steamboat indicating its name.  The wagon behind the Lee Line Steamers sign in … Continue reading

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1900 R.L. Polk Memphis City Directory advertisement

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Lee Line wharf boat St. Louis post card

Here is another view of the St. Louis water front with the Lee Line wharf boat in the background.

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