Bad day on the Mississippi Dec. 22, 1904

Robert E Lee sunk Dec 22 1904 neg 13044

The ROBERT E LEE ran the Memphis Ashport Tennessee trade for the Lee Line when she sank opposite Craighead Point while upbound December 22, 1904.  All passengers and crew were safely removed.  The river was rising and she broke up, all of this from Way’s Packet Directory 1848 -1983.  This picture is from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Collection..

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