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Database Information

Basic Information

Name(s)  Hesper
Registry  U.S.
Official Number 96054
Vessel Type Bulk Freighter
Builder William H. Radcliffe
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Year Built 1890
Hull Material Wood
Masts None on site
Engine None on site


Length 250 ft
Width  42 ft
Depth  20 ft

Vessel History

Rebuilds Change in masts from three to two.
The Hesper was a wooden-hulled, single propeller, triple-masted, freight-carrying steamship which towed schooner-barges. It was launched at the Ship Owners Dry Dock Company at the Radcliffe Yard in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 28, 1890. The Hesper is historically significant for its association with the Great Lakes iron-ore industry, as well as Minnesota’s grain trade. First enrollment issued at Cleveland, OH, June 30, 1890. Lost in the May 6,1905 storm. 
Disposition Stranded at Beaver Bay, north shore of Lake Superior, May 5, 1905, in the furst if three major storms that year. No lives lost.
Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/435680

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Minnesota
40′ to 60′
GPS Coordinates 47° 16.25′ N 91° 16.30′ W
Site Description The wreck lies inside the Silver Bay Harbor partially embedded in the west breakwater. The wooden bulk freighter is filleted out in three major pieces port and starboard sides and the bottom. The forecastle deck sits on the bottom piece near the bow. The rudder, horn timber, several lifeboat davits, and the capstan lie near the stern.  The Hesper is the second most popular dive site on the Minnesota North Shore. There is shore access from the breakwater by the marina and GLSPS maintains a mooring buoy near the stern section.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Jerry Eliason, Tim Pranke, Jim Christianson
Year Captured 2018
Time it took to capture 2 hours

Modeler Information

Modeler Jerry Eliason
Date Completed May 2020
Hours of input to complete 20 hrs

Technical Information


Camera Used  Sony Surveillance Camera
Sensor Size
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver
Video or Stills – Video
Number of images Submitted – 
Image resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920
Lighting – Natural
Number of lights – 0
If known Kelvin Temperature
Light Output Lumens

Model Information

Software Used  3D Zephyr
Data Format .jpg
Number of Source Images used – 
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
Portion of the site covered Complete Site

Publishing Restrictions

Ownership/Payment Restrictions None
Usage Restrictions None

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  No
Source CC
Number of Still Images 
Video Clip None