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Database Information Shipwreck Name

Basic Information

Name(s)  Cayuga
Registry  US
Official Number 126556
Vessel Type Package Freighter
Year Built 1889
Year Sank
Hull Material Steel
Engines Triple Expansion Steam


Length 290 ft
Width 41  ft
Depth 23  ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2902606/data?n=7 ;

Wreck Site Information

Lake Michigan
State or Province Michigan
100 ft
GPS Coordinates 45° 43.239 N  085° 11.401 W
Site Description The hull is relatively intact but broken. The deck, starboard side, bow, and stern are somewhat intact. The ship lies on its port side with the four salvage pontoons on both sides of the wreck along with the salvage barge. The machinery extant on site are the triple expansion steam engine, boiler, at least four deck winches, two capstans, rudder and propeller.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Brian Bosveld, Andrew Goodman, Ken Merryman
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 90 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 11-2023
Hours of input to complete 8 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port and Sony A1 in a Nauticam Housing with dome port
Lens – 2- 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 – 5,565
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480, 8640 x 5760
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
Light Output Lumens 2×10000, 2×5000 and 4 x 10000

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Metashape Professional Version 1.8.0 Build 13794
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 5,541
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to: Brian Bosveld, Andrew Goodman, Ken Merryman and 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg and RAW
Number of Still Images 5,565
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes