Amati 1/50 1439 Robert E Lee Missisppi Paddlesteamer

MRP £334.87

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At 3:30 am on September 30, 1882, the Lee caught fire thirty miles north of New Orleans, at Point Pleasant, with 21 people killed. It had left Vicksburg, Mississippi heading for New Orleans, on its first voyage since being repainted. The fire started at the pantry. It landed at Louisiana's Yucatan Plantation. Property destroyed included the ship's book, mail, and 500 bales of cotton. The captain was W.S. Cannon (son of James), and he was credited for saving many lives. The survivors were rescued by the J. M. White, and taken back to Vicksburg. Three chandeliers originally on the Lee are currently at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Another chandelier is in the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Additional items originally of the Lee are at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
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