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Database Information Shipwreck E. J. LaWay Jr.

Basic Information

Name(s)  E. J. LaWay
Registry  US
Official Number 212765
Vessel Type Steambarge
Year Built 1914
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines Single Expansion Steam


Length 73.1 ft
Width 20.7 ft
Depth 6 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2903638/data ; https://www.visitdrummondisland.com/ej-laway-jr.html

Wreck Site Information

Lake St Mary’s River
State or Province Michigan
50 ft
GPS Coordinates 46º 06.314’ N 83º 44.706’ W
Site Description The hull is intact except for the break near the bow. The cabins have all collapsed with some of the wreckage lying on the port side. Machinery extant on the site are the boiler, stack and engine, although the engine is obscured under a side of the cabin, anchor windlass, anchor and what is assumed to be a deck winch which is very obscured by mussels.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman with support of Tom Farnquist
Year Captured August 2023
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 1-2024
Hours of input to complete 6 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 – 1,667
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 – 1,666
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
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 1,667
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes