About Us

The ocean liner Mesaba was among the vessels that sent ice warnings to the RMS Titanic. At 7.50 p.m. the wireless operator Stanley Adams sent the following message:

To Titanic
In Lat. 42 N. to 41.25 Lond 49 W to Long 
- 50.30 W saw much heavy pack ice and 
great number large icebergs also 
field ice. Weather good, clear


The message was received at 9.40 p.m., by which time second operator Harold Bride had gone to bed and Jack Phillips was alone at the key. Perhaps it was for this reason that the message was never relayed to the bridge.

The sinking of the RMS Titanic occurred on the night of April 14 through to the morning of April 15, 1912. The ship was considered the best-ever built and deemed unsinkable. But, history shows that even a few small mistakes can sink any ship.

Mesaba Business Consulting was founded by David Knapp. His history of starting and managing businesses includes several different sizes of “ships”. Not all successfully navigated the open seas. Through the years like any good Captain, David learned better ways to navigate, manage and sail the waterways on calm lakes and storm filled oceans.

When working with clients, the first step is to understand your ship and know where you are in the water. Each client project is unique and the team changes accordingly. Mesaba helps you have the right deck-hands for the journey. If you’re ready to set sail, heading towards deep water or already in the iceberg-fields, Mesaba is here to help. We’ve been through the ice and can help you navigate the waters safely.