PETERS LEE Caruthersville Mo. Sept. 28, 1908

Another Lee Line postcard from EBay.  The writer inscribed the following on the front of the card.  “Caruthersville Mo.  Sept. 28, 1908.  Here’s a view of the most renowned boat that caught on fire.  This picture was taken when the boat stopped to load on board 2800 sacks of wheat S. of Cap. Girardeau.  My stateroom was about at the X.   The message on the back of the card was addressed to Miss Helen Cross, Columbia Mo. and reads “This picture is the best I took on the way down here.  I had a few extra finished.  They cost 5 cent each + $.70 for the package of film.  Gee!  This weather is cold – hope you are not frozen out.”  (Way’s Packet Directory makes no mention of a fire on the PETERS LEE.)1908 Peters Lee MO

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3 Responses to PETERS LEE Caruthersville Mo. Sept. 28, 1908

  1. Jackie says:

    I have a photo of a pic of the Peters Lee landing at Hickman, KY. Have another of a Lee Line steamer in Hickman, but it’s not identified. Email me if you want & I’ll send you what I have.

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Thank you Jackie, yes I would like to see your picture of the Peters Lee at
      Hickman as well as any other Lee Line boat picture you may have. How did
      you acquire these pictures? I have been out of town for several weeks and
      just saw your comment.

      Blessings,
      Jim Lee

  2. Jackie says:

    It is a postcard. I had a great, great uncle who worked for the Lee Line in Hickman, KY. Here’s a snippet about him in the Hickman Courier:

    Hickman Courier
    April 1, 1904 issue

    John Metts, agent for the Lee Line, was this week compelled, on account of high water, to move his office and freight from the warehouse on the river bank to the storeroom next door to the Courier office. He will remain there until the water recedes.

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