Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee not the racer depicted in the race with the Natchez

The Lee Line ROBERT E LEE was built at Howard Shipyard Jeffersonville Ind in 1899, whereas the ROB’T E Lee which raced the NATCHEZ was built in 1866.  The race began June 30, 1870 and ran from New Orleans to St. Louis.   The racer ROB’T E LEE was dismantled in mid-April 1876 and her hull was taken to Memphis and used as a wharf boat.  The Lee Line ROBERT E LEE was lost December 22, 1904.

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