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 sleep.  His response sounded like a man who knew exactly where he could put his hand on the insurance policy covering the James Lee.

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