The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Simeon Walker (Canal Boat), sunk, 2 Jun 1869

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The boat "SIMEON WALKER," of Greene, sank at the Stone Quarry Dock, four miles below this village, on Thursday forenoon last. She was loaded with stone and had on part of a load when the sides gave away, sinking her in the
same manner as on the one that sunk in the village last fall. Five men were on the boat at the time, but managed to escape without a ducking. The boat was new and built expressly for carrying stone, and was the first time that
it was ever loaded. She was owned by Simeon Walker, of Greene, whose loss is about $1,200. The stone were owned by Mr. Beardsley of this village, and were going to Utica. His loss is about $200. Boats can now pass, but the level will probably have to be drawn off stopping navigation for a short time.
      Oxford Times, Greene, N.Y.
      Wednesday, June 2, 1869

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Recovered ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.10979 Longitude: -76.43105
William R. McNeil
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Simeon Walker (Canal Boat), sunk, 2 Jun 1869