Ship Sunk in 1860 Identified

The Robert J. Walker, a survey steamer from 1860 Photo Credit: The Maritime Museum, Newport News, VA

The Robert J. Walker, a survey steamer from 1860
Photo Credit: The Maritime Museum, Newport News, VA

More than 153 years ago, a survey ship named the Walker went down in heavy seas just
10 miles off of New Jersey. Twenty sailors were lost, and the ship sat on the
bottom of the ocean anonymously until NOAA officials recently identified it.

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