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Database Information Shipwreck Checotah aka Russell George

Basic Information

Name(s)  Checotah aka Russell George
Registry  US
Official Number 85267
Vessel Type Schooner Barge
Year Built 1870
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 200 ft
Width  34 ft
Depth  12 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakeships.org/2892749/data?n=1 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/sanilac-shores-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
117 ft
GPS Coordinates N 43° 36.063 W 082° 28.210
Site Description The Checotah is a flattened wreck with many artifacts on site. On or around the forecastle deck are large tow bitts, the anchor windlass, a cargo winch (likely steam driven), donkey boiler, the catheads, an anchor which is partially buried. The rudder is under part of the stern. There also appears to be part of a wooden reinforcing arch in the hull and a number of reinforcing strapping beams also in the hull.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 35 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 7-2023
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
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 2,018
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 – 2,016
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 3.0 ft
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

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

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 2,018
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes