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Industry Database Information

Basic Information

Name(s)  C. H. Conover, Industry
Registry  US
Official Number 202323
Vessel Type Dredge Barge
Builder Empire Shipbuilding Co
Place Built Buffalo, New York
Year Built 1905
Year Sank 1953
Hull Material Steel
Masts 0
Engines None


Length 99.5 ft
Width 30 ft
Depth 12 ft

Vessel History

Rebuilds Multiple
  See Links below
Complete Historic Information Linkhttp://greatlakeships.org/2901962/data?n=4 

Wreck Site Information

Lake Michigan
State or Province Michigan
80 ft
GPS Coordinates ~45° xx.xxx’  N ~085° xx.xxx’ W
Site Description  The barge Industry lies upright and very intact in 80 ft of water in Lake Michigan north of Garden and Hog Islands.  After the sinking the barge was originally laying on its side nearly upside-down and the salvage company righted it in preparation for salvage so there is evidence of hull and derrick cabin damage.  Visibility at time of the photography was twenty feet.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman
Year Captured September 2020
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 11-9-2020
Hours of input to complete 50 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 16-35mm set at 16 mm
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 2219
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
Light Output Lumens 2×5000, 2×3500

Model Information

Software Used  Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.3 Build 10732
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 2193
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to: 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 2219
Video Clip None