This “magnificently crafted” wooden ship was given as a wedding gift to Helen Rebecca Lee in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The current owner, Lee’s niece, Betty Cooksey Nethery, is looking for the craftsman, who she knows only as a member of “a prominent rice-growing family” from Crowley.

Texas family looking for Crowley-area shipbuilder

Three grandchildren of the Rev. John Walter Lee are looking for a shipbuilder from Crowley.


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