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James A. Walker (Propeller), sunk, 22 Oct 1898

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WALKER, JAMES A. Propeller Tug, of Kingston, while on a trip from Charlotte to Kingston, encountered a heavy gale on Lake Ontario, was swamped and sank off Nicholsons Island, Oct.22,1898 . No lives lost
      Report of the Chairman to the
      Steamboat Inspection Board, 1898
      Dept.of Marine & Fisheries
      Sessional Papers No.11 63 Victoria a 1900

      WALKER,JAMES A. of 98 Tons Reg. a wooden steamer bound from Charlotte to Kingston, foundered 100 yards from Nicholsons Island, Lake Ontario, October 22, 1898. Registered at the port of Kingston and eleven years old. a Total loss, however no amount of property loss reported.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1898
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

Two Barges, under tow of the Tug WALKER, and cut adrift prior to her foundering, were the HECTOR and the KILDONAN, the latter went ashore on Nicholsons Island, and the HECTOR going aground on the mainland. Both were later released with little damage.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1898
      Dept.of Marine & Fisheries

The Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Co., of kingston, Ont., in a recent effort to locate the wreck of the tug WALKER near Nicholson's Island, came upon the wreck of the steamer ZEALAND, which was lost about twenty years ago.
      Marine Review
      June 1, 1899

The tug WALKER, owned by the Montreal Transportation Company, foundered on Lake Ontario last fall in about 11 fathoms. The Donnelly Wrecking & Salvage Co., Kingston, used the schooner GRANTHAM as a pontoon, slung the Tug in chains and last week towed her to Kingston.
      Marine Record
      June 15,1899

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James A. Walker (Propeller), sunk, 22 Oct 1898