Sinking of the Rowena Lee Oct. 3, 1897

Rowena Lee sinking coverRowena Lee sinking p1Rowena Lee sinking p2The sinking of the ROWENA LEE was reported in the New York Times and the Atlanta Constution.  Both accounts reported there were only a few survivors.  Several days after the New York Times reported the initial story,  the Lee Line set the record strait as to the actual events.  The beautiful script harkens to a day when penmanship was an art.  This document was part of the Lee Line records my brother George recovered from the Lee Building in the early 1980’s.

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