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Visual display of the Stacker Lee (Packet, 1902-1916)

Stacker Lee (Packet, 1902-1916)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet
  • BUILT: Jeffersonville, Indiana at Howard Ship Yards, August 1902
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank at Fort Gage, four miles above Memphis on October 21, 1916
  • OWNERS: Lee Line, Memphis
  • OFFICERS & CREW: October, 2002: Captain Shep Lightner (master), Luther Brashear and Charles B. Ziegler (pilots), William Brannon and Richard Fryer (engineers), John Hermann and Joe Tucker (clerks); October 21, 1916: Nick Jokerst (purser), Walter Jeffords (second clerk)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 5174; Original price $21,600; home port or owner's residence circa 1902 was Memphis, Tennessee. Owned by the Lee Line, she ran St. Louis-Memphis. On October 21, 1910, grounded in a light fog at Slough Landing, she was left high and dry by a rapidly falling Mississippi River, with an estimated damage of $15,000. Down bound on October 21, 1916, she sank four miles above Memphis, with water at the back end of the texas. Purser Nick Jokerst and second clerk Walter Jeffords rowed a yawl to Memphis and got the Bart Tully to come up for the passengers. This was the same day the Cape Girardeau sank off Fort Gage
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Pilot house
  • Stacker Lee (A)

Publication Details

Local identifier
Neg. 46172
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