Title: Bronze Tablet Honoring Captain George Fred Tilton |
Accession Number: 1973.899.427
Description: Black and white photograph of sketch for bronze tablet honoring Captain George Fred Tilton. At top, drawing of dogsled, ships on ice pack, men in parkas walking. Below reads: "CAPTAIN / GEORGE FRED TILTON / 1861-1932 / WHALESMAN / IN 1897 WALKED 3380 MILES / THROUGH ALASKAN WINTER TO / SAVE THE LIVES OF 200 MEN / CREWS OF FOUR WHALERS / FROZEN IN ARCTIC ICE / [temple iron] / THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY / THE NEW BEDFORD PORT SOCIETY." This is all enclosed by border of line with square knot at bottom. Penciled below that: "CAST BRONZE TABLET SIZE 28" x 36 32.522 The GORHAM CO."
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