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Database Information Shipwreck F.B. Gardner

Basic Information

Name(s)  F.B. Gardner
Registry  US
Official Number 9198
Vessel Type Brigantine, schooner barge
Year Built 1855
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 177 ft
Width 31 ft
Depth 10 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakeships.org/2897367/data?n=3 ; https://thumbwind.com/2020/01/18/michigan-shipwrecks/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
55 ft.
GPS Coordinates N 43° 31.649′ W 082° 31.717′
Site Description The wreck is filleted out and can be heavily buried in sand. The most prominent features are the keelson and anchor windlass. Parts of the two sides of the ship with part of the shelf and knees are also visible. The model appears to show part of an internal hogging arch on the starboard side.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman with support from Thom Hadfield
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 9-2023
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 – 1,564
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 – 1,564
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 1,564
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes