Great Egg Inlet

Absecon Inlet
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Brigantine
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Wreck of the
Robert J. Walker
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Robert J. Walker facts
• 132-foot sidewheel steamer
• Built 1844
• Served in the U.S. Coast
Survey (Now part of NOAA)
• Sunk June 21, 1860
(collided with the commercial
schooner Fanny)
• 72 crew members and the
wife of an executive officer
on board, 20 died
• Lays in 85 feet of water,
10 miles off the coast from
Absecon Lighthouse
• Fishermen and divers found
the wreck in 1970 but it was
not officially identified until
June 21, 2013 by a NOAA
survey ship the Thomas
Jefferson doing a superstorm
Sandy coastal survey
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