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Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Hesper
Historic and Underwater Photographs
(Hesper)

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Starboard bow view in St. Mary's River, ca. 1900; C. Patrick Labadie Collection, Duluth, MN

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Starboard bow view in river at Manitowoc, ca. 1900; C. Patrick Labadie Collection, Duluth, MN

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Bronze capstan-head; Lake Superior Maritime Collections, Duluth, MN

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Hesper in Sault Locks, ca. 1895; University of Detroit, Marine Collection

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Starboard profile in St. Mary's River, ca. 1900; The R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Ohio, Frank E. Hamilton Collection

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Starboard bow view in Milwaukee River, ca. 1900; Great Lakes Marine Collection - Milwaukee Public Library

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Artists drawing of wreck; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Hesper wreck - numbers on the rudder, ca. 1987; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Wooden knees supported deck-beams at ship's side; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Forward end of ship's keel; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Debris alonside centerline keelson in engine room area; Elmer Engman, Proctor, MN

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Details of bulwark inside stern; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Portion of forecastle deck lies in ship's bottom; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Portion of forecastle deck lies in ship's bottom; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Crew of volunteer divers recording site plan; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - shaft rod; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - stern futtocks, ca. 1987; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - rudder tiller, ca. 1987; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - fantail, ca. 1980; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - truss rod, ca. 1987; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - pump, ca. 1980; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - engine bed, ca. 1980; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper wreck - engine room gangway, ca. 1987; Ken Merryman, Fridley, MN

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Hesper site looking south at Silver Bay; MHS/SHPO Collections

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Hesper site , west breakwater of Silver Bay; MHS/SHPO Collections


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