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Database Information Shipwreck Comet

Basic Information

Name(s)  Comet
Registry  US
Official Number 5683
Vessel Type Package Freighter
Year Built 1857
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines Single Expansion Steam


Length 181 ft
Width  29 ft
Depth  13 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2902417/data?n=7https://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/434503

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
230 ft
GPS Coordinates N 46° 42.988 W 084° 52.012
Site Description The Comet hull is somewhat intact but the bow is plunged into the bottom. The cabins have mostly collapsed but the hogging arches are still standing. There are many interesting artifacts including single expansion steam engine, boiler, ventilator, propeller, rudder, compass, zinc ingots, windlass, winch, iron stock and wood stock anchors, lifeboat davits, running light screen, hogging arches, stove, dishes

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Dusty Klifman, Ray Wilson
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture  80 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 4-2023
Hours of input to complete 12 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, Diver
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 5,356
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480, 7,952×5304
Lighting – Artificial
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 – 5,220
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: A few gaps on starboard arch

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to: Andrew Goodman, Dusty Klifman, Ray Wilson, 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 5,356
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes