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Database Information Shipwreck Name

Basic Information

Name(s)  James Pickands
Registry  US
Official Number 76626
Vessel Type Wooden Bulk Freighter
Year Built 1886
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 232.6 ft
Width 40 ft
Depth 19.2 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2896103/data ; https://www.baillod.com/shipwreck/keweenaw/pickands.html

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
30 ft
GPS Coordinates N 47° 25.693’ W 88° 17.754’
Site Description Although the James Pickands wreckage is likely scattered to multiple areas of Sawtooth Reef this main area of wreckage is comprised of a portion of the bottom of the ship and two firebox boilers, along with the horn timber, engine bed and many pieces of boiler plating, and pipe and a section of the propeller shaft and thrust bearing.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman
Year Captured June 2023
Time it took to capture 40 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 7-2024
Hours of input to complete 3 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 8-15mm set at 15 mm
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 2,114
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4
Light Output Lumens 2×10000, 2×5000

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Metashape Professional Version 1.8.0 Build 13794
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 2,114
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 3.0 ft
Portion of the site covered: Complete of the area surveyed but assumed there is more scattered wreckage.

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 2,114
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes