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Database Information Shipwreck Crystal Wreck aka Unknown

Basic Information

Name(s)  Crystal Wreck aka Unknown
Official Number  
Vessel Type Schooner or Brig
Year Built 
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length  117 to 124 ft measured
Width  25 – 26 ft measured
Depth   ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link – 

Wreck Site Information

Lake Erie
State or Province Ontario
120 ft
GPS Coordinates 42° 27.135′  N 080° 16.536′ W
Site Description The wreck sits on the bottom largely intact with a bow sprit, ship wheel, capstan, sheet winch or centerboard winch, pump, anchor windlass and one anchor deployed and buried and one on deck. While there are no masts or booms visible on site. There is a mast stub and pin rail, centerboard, and what appears to be a yard on the starboard side. The bow is curved and the stern is raked. There are several fish nets on the wreck.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Tamara Thomsen supported by Carrie Sowden and Ken Merryman
Year Captured June 2023
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 4-2024
Hours of input to complete 8 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port; GoPro Hero9 on SV mode
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 8-15mm set at 15 mm
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV and swimming
Video or Stills – Stills & Video
Number of images Submitted – 3,022
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480; 4k video
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4
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; .jpg from 4k video
Number of Source Images used – 1,300
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 and Tamara Thomsen of 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 3,022
Video Clip 6 4k GoPro
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes