Ways Packet Directory boat 4908; Sadie Lee was named after the daughter of Captain and Mrs. James Lee, Jr. Original cost was $10,000. She came out in Memphis-Ashport trade and later ran Memphis-Vicksburg. On November 13, 1910 she struck a log at O.K. Landing, on the Mississippi River while enroute to Memphis, Tennessee. She sank and was raised with estimated damage at $7,000. On November 15, 1912, while upbound, she hit a snag and sank at Dennis Landing, Mississippi. The John Lee and the Kate Adams picked up some of the passengers.
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