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Milburn Gin and Machine Co. 1890

A recent find from old family papers given to me by Buzzy Barnett who along with his wife looked after the daughter of G Peters Lee, Rowena (Ena) Lee until her passing. Milburn Gin and Machine Co. is listed in … Continue reading

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Bohlen-Huse Machine and Lake Ice Co. June 30, 1891 invoice

235 pounds of ice for Mrs. Kerns icebox cost $2.35. Lake Ice referred to a time before the then modern steam powered equipment was installed and northern lake ice was shipped by barge to Memphis. Later the name was changed … Continue reading

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Spoons from steamers W Cummins (re-stamped steamer Shiloh, Kate Adams, Lee Line and the Eagle Packet Company Bald Eagle

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Memphis Queen Line relic from friend Ed Provine’s collection. Definitely a man cave collectible since wives are not fond of men spitting in their company. Pictures of several Lee Line boats show spittoons’ on the passenger decks for proper gentlemen to dispose of chewing tobacco or snuff in the correct places.

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A member of the mosquito fleet. The Lee Line owned several small sternwheel boats that were able to navigate shallow water tributaries of the Mississippi River. These very small boats served as feeder boats bringing lumber and cotton as well as deliver supplies and people inland. This picture is another from my friend Ed Provine.

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KATE ADAMS friendly competitor of the Lee Line

These pictures are from the collection of my friend and fellow steamboat collector Ed Provine.

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Lee Line silver sugar dish

Thank you Lola Culler for sharing these pictures of your Lee Line sugar dish.

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Stylish Ladies on Lee Line steamer Princess day excursion 1918 or 1919

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Lee Line Serving Dishes

Justin B., thank you for sending these pictures of Lee Line serving dishes. These silver plated dishes were made by Reed and Barton. Last year I was able to purchase an identical creamer pitcher that had lost just about all … Continue reading

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SADIE LEE sunk at Dennis Landing Mississippi Nov. 15, 1912

Way’s Packet Directory recorded the SADIE hit a snag at Dennis Landing. Of interest is the stern sign SADIE LEE of NEW YORK. Sometime after the death of Capt. James Lee Jr., (Feb 1905) the Lee Line reincorporated in New … Continue reading

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