19th Century Steamer Shipwreck

Date: 16/09/2013

Government and maritime archaeologists identified a shipwreck first located in the 1970s
as the Robert J Walker, a steamer that served in the US Coast Survey mapping the nation’s shores until a violent collision with a commercial schooner off the shore of New Jersey sent it to the bottom more than 150 years ago. Twenty sailors died when the Walker sank just 10 miles off Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey Coast during the early morning hours of 21 June 1860.

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