Ida H. Lee (1863)
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"In Milwaukee Harbor, the tug Ida H. Lee was rammed by the schooner Ida while the Lee had the Ida in tow. The Lee capsized and sank in 60 feet of water. The captain and mate managed to escape the craft before she sank, but the engineer, James Slocum was unable to save himself when the tug rolled. Two years later, the schooner Alleghany caught her towline on a snag some 3/4 mile northeast of the harbor pier. Many supposed this snag to be the Lee." Last Document Surrendered, Milwaukee, 6/30/1874: "Total Loss"
 
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