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.
Official Number: 121019
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:
Place of Build: Port Huron, MI
Builder: Stewart, Archibald S.
Date of Build 1896
Vessel Name: Date: Registry Official #
LEE, FRED A. 1915 - 1936 CANADA 134379
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.