1890                                  Hesper                                  1905

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Ship Owners Dry Dock Co.

261’ LOA, 250’ LBP, 41’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 825 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 30, 1890 (#135)
250.3 x 41.6 x 20.2, 1858.50 GT, 1539.98 NT     US 96054     to:
M. A. Bradley 72/160 et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1890

Transferred 1893 to Ohio Transportation Co., M. A. Bradley, Mgr.

Rebuilt 1899 to 1 deck
Remeasured to 24.0 depth and 2105 GT, 1570 NT

Management of vessel transferred at the beginning of the 1905 season to Hutchinson & Co., Cleveland OH

Stranded May 3, 1905 on Beaver Bay Reef east of Two Harbors MN, Lake Superior.  Enroute light to Two Harbors, blown ashore on reef.  Crew took lifeboat to shore, where the captain and the chief engineer walked until they found a train to Two Harbors and had a tug sent from there to pick up the rest of the crew.  Enrollment surrendered June 9, 1905.



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