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Database Information Shipwreck Drake

Basic Information

Name(s)  Drake
Registry  US
Official Number 91485
Vessel Type Bulk Freighter
Year Built 1882
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 201ft
Width 34 ft
Depth 15 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakeships.org/2905274/data?n=6 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/whitefish-point-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
50 ft
GPS Coordinates N 46° 46.588 W 085° 05.933
Site Description What is exposed at the site varies from year to year depending on shifting sands. On the 2022 survey only the boiler and a small part of the stern of the ship was visible. The stern section included the engine base, crankshaft, thrust bearing, propeller shaft, deadwood, and hanger bearing and part of the wooden hull surrounding the machinery listed.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 11-2022
Hours of input to complete 4 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 – 1,053
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 – 1,053
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: Partial but all that was uncovered in the sand.

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 1,053
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes