Memphis & Arkansas City Packet Co – KATE ADAMS








The Memphis & Arkansas City Packet Company was a competitor of the Lee Line.   After the liquidation of the Lee Line in 1926, the KATE ADAMS (3rd) was merged into the Valley Line by my great uncle G Peters Lee and several other steamboat men.   This advertising postcard when sold on EBay usually brings a good price since these (red and blue version) seem to be fairly rare compared to Lee Line postcards.   At some future time, I will display the blue version.

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4 Responses to Memphis & Arkansas City Packet Co – KATE ADAMS

  1. Bill Yablonski says:

    Hello,.at one time I had them both. I sold them to Ed . It’s taken me nearly 20 years to find another,.so they are quite rare.

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Bill, thank you for your interest in my web site. Ed was a lover of steamboat history and a fellow collector
      of things from that era. He graciously sold me one of his nickel silver Lee Line serving dishes as well as other
      duplicate Lee Line items he had accumulated over the years. Ed also was a walking encyclopedia of Memphis river
      history. I have both of those cards in my collection thanks to Ed’s willingness to part with duplicates.

      Bill, I’m curious if you have unique Memphis steamboat pictures you might be willing to send me digital copy(ies) to
      use on my web site. I am always looking for new old material to post. Again, thank you for your interest.

      Jim Lee

  2. Bill Yablonski says:

    I do & I will get back to you,..I have a nice collection of riverboat ephemera & photos.
    Thanks,.I will get back to you in the near future.

  3. Bill Yablonski says:

    I do have some earlier lee line pieces too.

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