HESPER (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
96054
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Note: 1 stack.
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
Ship Owners Dry Dock Co.
Master Carpenter:
William H. Radcliffe
Original Owner and Location:
M.A. Bradley et al, Cleveland, OH.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Triple Expansion
# Cylinders:
3
# Boilers:
2
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
17, 29, 47 x 36", 825hp, 94rpm engine, Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland (1890). 11 x 12', 160# steam scotch boilers, Cleveland Ship Building Co.(1890). 12' diameter x 14' pitch sectional propeller.
Dimensions
Length:
250.3'
Beam:
41.6'
Depth:
20.2'
Tonnage (gross):
1858
Tonnage (net):
1540
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Beaver Bay reef, 35 miles above Two Harbors.
Lake Superior.
Date:
3 May 1905
How:
Stranded on reef in 60mph winds.
Final Cargo:
None.
GPS:
Latitude: 47 degrees 16' 17" N. Longitude: 91 degrees 16' 15" W.
Notes:
Bound for Two Harbors, broke in two in storm; crew ashore in yawls.
History

1890, Jun 30 Enrolled Cleveland, OH.

1893, Apr 6 Owned Ohio Transportation Co.

1899. May 6 Rebuilt at Cleveland; one deck, 2 masts; 250.3 x 41.6 x 24', 2,105 gross tons.

1900 Repaired.

1901 Repaired.

1905, May 3 Stranded on reef, Lake Superior.

1905, Jun 1 Documents surrendered, Cleveland; stranded on Beaver Bay reef; total loss.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

HESPER (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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HESPER (1890, Bulk Freighter)