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Ida H. Lee (Propeller), capsized, 20 Apr 1874

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Propeller Tug, J.H. LEE Capsized while towing at Milwaukee, April 1874. Loss $7,000.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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The small tug IDA H. LEE while towing a schooner in the Bay at Milwaukee Monday, tripped on the line, capsized and sank instantly in 50 feet of water. She was not insured and can be recovered. One dead.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, April 25, 1874

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IDA H. LEE of 24 tons, built Buffalo 1863 by Hington. Owned by Starke Co. Home port, Milwaukee. No value nor class. REMARKS :- To be rebuilt.
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1873

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Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $7,000
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Ida H. Lee (Propeller), capsized, 20 Apr 1874