The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James A. Walker (Propeller), 1 Apr 1887

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A new tug, the JAMES A. WALKER, has been added to the Montreal Transportation co.'s fleet. She cost $3,000
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 4, 1887


The Montreal Transportation Company has a new tug now building here for lake service, to be called the JAMES A. WALKER; estimated cost $30,000. She is expected to be the most powerful tug in Canada. She is to have a fore and aft compound engine, the first of the kind ever built in Kingston, and a steel boiler to carry 105 pounds of steam. Machinery and boiler are now being built at the locomotive works here. Those who admire a nice model and good workmanship should go down to the Company's, foot of Queen Street and examine her. The wooden frame of this tug is strengthened by a steel keelson and steel straps outside the frame.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. April 7, 1887 p.5


Kingston.---The new tug now being built by the M. T. Company will be called the JAMES A. WALKER, and will be launched next week. The craft is called after one of the first forwarders on the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Walker is now employed in the office of Hugh McLennan, Montreal.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. July 28, 1887 p.5


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James A. Walker (Propeller), 1 Apr 1887