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Database Information Shipwreck Clifton aka Samuel Mather

Basic Information

Name(s)  Clifton aka Samuel Mather
Registry  US
Official Number 116484
Vessel Type Whaleback Steamer
Year Built 1892
Year Sank
Hull Material Steel
Engines Triple Expansion Steam


Length 308 ft
Width  38 ft
Depth   ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/3693604/data?n=7 , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Clifton

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
165 ft
GPS Coordinates Undisclosed
Site Description The Clifton lies on its port side with a disarticulated bow. The ship is very intact but the upper stern cabins and pilot house are missing. The remains of a lifeboat is partially buried off its stern. The stone cargo is spilling out of the holds and the self unloader is also fairly intact.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Jon Connolly, Ken Merryman
Year Captured July 2022
Time it took to capture 120 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 9-2022
Hours of input to complete 10 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, and swimming
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 6,543
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x 4480, and 6000 x 4000
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 – 6,498
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 6,543
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes