Thursday, May 3, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 3

May 3, 1905 – As Hesper, a wooden-hulled steamer, “forged through a northeaster en route to Duluth, the crew lost its bearings and the ship was thrown against a reef near present-day Silver Bay. She was repeatedly bludgeoned against the rocks until an enormous wave pitched her over the reef. Fortunately, the ship's crew escaped before she sank.”

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