The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. Porter Lee (Propeller), U110473, 20 Jun 1881

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Mr. John J. Maher, of Seventh St., ship carpenter and boat builder, has just completed for Messrs. Hingston & Woods, contractors, a very fine little tug for harbor purposes. She is of good model and strongly constructed, and well adapted for the purposes for which she was built. Her dimensions are 41 ft. 8 inches over all, 12 ft. 3 inches beam and 6 ft. depth of hold, which gives her a registered tonnage of 13 tons. She has be christened the R. PORTER LEE, after the well known cashier of the First National Bank.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 20, 1881 4-7

Steam screw R. PORTER LEE. U. S. No. 110473. Of 13.70 tons gross; 6.90 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y.,1881. Home Port, Buffalo, N.Y. 41.7 x 12.2 x 6.2
      Merchant Vessels, U. S. A., 1891

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R. Porter Lee (Propeller), U110473, 20 Jun 1881