Lake Superior scuba diving (Hesper) U.S Registry 96054 (21 images)

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The Hesper- US Registry 96054 classification Bulk Freighter. Built in 1890 in Cleveland Ohio. The Hesper is a double decked bulk freighter 250 foot long, 41.6 feet wide and 20.2 feet in depth. One of the 20 vessels lost or damaged during the Mataafa storm in a late spring snow storm on May 5 1905. The Hesper hit a reef in Silver Bay and sits in 48 foot of water. No lives were lost during the sinking. The Hesper is an all wood vessel, and was powered by a vertical triple-expansion steam engine...
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