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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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Lee Line encounters with law enforcement

June 27, 1929 Posted on February 22, 2012 by leelinesteamers The Evening Independent Newspaper St. Petersburg Florida reported on June 27, 1929 the following story G Peters Lee Caught after repeated warnings by Memphis Chief of Police Memphis Tenn., June 27 (AP) G. Peters … Continue reading

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Beautiful cursive script July 3 1891 letter to Lee Line Capt. Robert E Lee

This letter resides in the Lilly Library at the Univ of Indiana Howard Shipyard archive.  

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