The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. J. Tilden (Schooner), U23761, sunk by collision, 23 Oct 1886

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The schooner SAMUEL J. TILDEN, anchored in the St. Clair River below Sanborn's elevator was rammed and sunk by the steamer ARABIA at Midnight Saturday. Her masts are above water where she lies in 30 feet of water. She was built in Cleveland by Quayle & Martin in 1869 and owned by Bradley of Cleveland. She lies broadside to the current and difficult to be raised.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 25, 1886

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      Port Huron. - The work of raising the sunken schooner TILDEN is getting along finely. The divers take out about twenty five tons per day.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, August 18, 1887 p.4

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Bay City. - Captain Ed. Pease, who is having the ore taken out of the sunken schooner S.J. TILDEN reports the work as progressing finely, and says that if all goes well the contractors will have the TILDEN afloat in thirty days.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, August 18, 1887 p.5
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Cleveland.---The ore has all been taken out of the sunken schooner TILDEN and chains are being passed around her and timbers with scows to raise her placed in position.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 22, 1887 p. 1

Port Huron.---The wrecker who have been at work all season at the S.J. TILDEN have her afloat. She will be docked here for repairs. The vessel is but little damaged, and this is considered one of the most successful jobs ever done on the lakes.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 5

Schooner S.J. TILDEN. U. S. No. 23761. Of 613 tons gross; 582 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1869. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 172.0 x 32.0 x 13.4 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1909

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Raised
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S. J. Tilden (Schooner), U23761, sunk by collision, 23 Oct 1886