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Burning of the James Lee Oct. 4, 1893 an addendum

My grandfather S. Rees Lee woke his father James Lee Jr. with the news that several Lee Line boats were burning. ¬†Great grandfathers response was “there is nothing I can do about that” and rolled over and went back to … Continue reading

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Burning of the James Lee October 4, 1893

The JAMES LEE had survived two previous fire episodes one while undergoing repairs to her pilot house while tied up at the Memphis river front, the other when a near by steamer caught fire. ¬† Capt. James Lee Sr. who … Continue reading

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