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Robert J. Walker: The History and Archaeology of a U.S. Coast Survey Steamship

James P. Delgado and Stephen D. Nagiewicz


This book tells the story of the steamship Robert J. Walker, an early coastal survey ship for the agency that would later become the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), that sank with loss of 21 crew off the coast of New Jersey in 1860. The wreck was a frequent stop for divers and anglers before it was identified by a team of researchers in 2013. Here, leaders in the documentation efforts describe the history of the ship and the archaeology of the shipwreck, emphasizing the collaborative community participation that made the project successful. James Delgado and Stephen Nag ... More

Keywords: shipwreck, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, maritime heritage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066431
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James P. Delgado, author

Stephen D. Nagiewicz, author