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Database Information Shipwreck Name

Basic Information

Name(s)  Fred McBrier
Registry  US
Official Number 120452
Vessel Type Steambarge
Year Built 1881
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Masts 2
Engines Double Expansion


Length 161 ft
Width  31 ft
Depth 12  ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2903295/data?n=1 , https://www.straitspreserve.com/shipwrecks/fred-mcbrier/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Michigan
State or Province Michigan
84 ft
GPS Coordinates 45° 48.342′  N 084° 55.301′ W
Site Description The stern is intact minus the cabins while the bow is split apart with a piece of the deck lying over the port side of the ship. The engine is a unique double expansion steam engine with boiler forward of it.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Kent Myhrman & Ken Merryman
Year Captured July 2021
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 7-2021
Hours of input to complete 4 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port & GoPro Hero 3+
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 8-15mm set at 15 mm
Sensor – (Canon) 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver Propulsion Vehicle
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 1,560
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480 & 3680 v 2760
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4 & 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
Light Output Lumens 2×10000, 2×5000, 4 x 3,000

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.7.1 Build 11797
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 1557
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

Ownership/Payment Restrictions None
Usage Restrictions None

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source RAW, CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 1560
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes