Captain George A. Walker
Captain George A. Walker, third and youngest living son of Kingsbury and Elizabeth (Brown) Walker, was born at Buffalo, September 15, 1865. He attended Public School No. 6, during his boyhood, and at the age of sixteen chose as his occupation a marine life, as his fathers and brothers had done before him.
His first berth was firing and decking on his father's tug, the Sam Darling, where he remained about two-thirds of the season, until she was sold. He finished that season and part of the next on the C. N. Armstrong, in the same capacity, and then went on the Sam N. Sloan, remaining on her a year, and following with a four-months' stay on the steam canal-boat Neptune as engineer. The following season he went on the Delos Gardner as her chief, and was subsequently on the David B. Hill one season in the same capacity. Next season he was wheelsman on the tug Oneida, and the following one held the same position and also served as engineer of the John Howe, leaving her to take a position of master of the Sam N. Sloan, on which he has been on ever since.
In March 1892, Captain Walker was married to Miss Lottie Drake, at her home in Olcott, on Lake Ontario, and by her has one child, Victor Hubert. The family resides at No. 42 Myrtle avenue, Buffalo N. Y. The Captain is a member of the Buffalo harbor Tug Pilots Association.
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.