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R. Porter Lee (Tug), U110473, aground, 6 Jun 1897

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Toledo, June 7. -- The tug PARLOR LEE, towing a dredge and mud scows, went on Niagara Reef yesterday. She succeeded in releasing herself, but her shoe and rudder were broken. The outfit got into Port Clinton and the LEE will be towed here by another tug.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 8, 1897

      Toledo reports that the tug R.P. LEE ran on Niagara Reef yesterday, but succeeded in releasing herself. The shoe and rudder of the tug were broken.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 8, 1879

Proper name = R. PORTER LEE

Capt. J. B. Dewey of Monroe, Mich., will have a hulll built for the machinery of the tug R. PORTER LEE.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 17, 1900

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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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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R. Porter Lee (Tug), U110473, aground, 6 Jun 1897