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Database Information Shipwreck Alta

Basic Information

Name(s)  Alta
Registry  US
Official Number 106266
Vessel Type Schooner
Year Built 1884
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 198 ft
Width 37 ft
Depth 16 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2894120/data?n=2 ; https://greatlakesrex.wordpress.com/alphabetical-shipwreck-list/a/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
20 ft
GPS Coordinates 46° 28.353′  N 086° 36.372′ W
Site Description The section in the model is just a portion of the bottom of the ship containing the frames and keelson. There does appear to be more wreckage in slightly deeper water near this piece of the ship.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured August 2023
Time it took to capture 15 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 11-2023
Hours of input to complete 2 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
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 640
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
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 – 640
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 0.9144
Portion of the site covered: Partial

Publishing Restrictions

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

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 640
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes