The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fred A. Lee (Propeller), U121019, 25 Apr 1896

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The new tug FRED A. LEE, which has been building near the electric light works during the winter, was successfully launched on Saturday afternoon in the presence of several hundred people. The tug is owned by D.N. Runnels, Harrison W. Mains and george Lee, and is one of the finest ever built at this port
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 27, 1896

Steam screw FRED A. LEE. U. S. No. 121019. Of 60 tons gross; 40 tons net. Built at Port Huron, Mich., in 1896. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 70.0 x 16.0 x 9.0
      Merchant Vessel List, 1898
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      Great Lakes Vessels Bowling Green State University
Registry & Rig Information Item: 004237
Vessel Name: LEE, FRED A.
Nationality U.S.
Official Number: 121019
Rig: Tug
Dimensions & Tonnage
Vessel Length: 70.00 Gross Tonnage: 60.12
Vessel Width: 16.00 Net Tonnage: 40.89
Vessel Height 9.00 Hull Material: Wood
Masts: Hull Number:

Builder Information
Place of Build: Port Huron, MI
Builder: Stewart, Archibald S.
Date of Build 1896

Name Changes
Vessel Name: Date: Registry Official #
LEE, FRED A. 1915 - 1936 CANADA 134379

Rebuild History
Canadian measures, 1915 (72 x 15.42 x 10; 65 gross - 32 registered).

Foundered thirteen miles northeast of Point aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron, on November 13, 1936; entire crew of five lost. Was bound from Sarnia, Ontario, for the Soo at time of loss.

First enrollment issued at Port Huron, MI, May 13, 1896.


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Fred A. Lee (Propeller), U121019, 25 Apr 1896