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Database Information Shipwreck Genesee Chief

Basic Information

Name(s)  Genesee Chief
Registry  US
Official Number  
Vessel Type Propeller converted to barge
Year Built 1846
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 140 ft
Width 26 ft
Depth 13 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2896813/data?n=1, https://www.michiganpreserves.org/straits-of-mackinac-shipwreck-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
GPS Coordinates 45° 39.741′ N  084° 26.165 W
Site Description The wreck is mostly just the bottom of the ship including the keel and parts of the sides of the ship. Much is covered by sand and seaweed.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman
Year Captured September 2022
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 8-2022
Hours of input to complete 6 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Sony 6500 in a Nauticam Housing with an 4” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 16-35mm Rectilinear set at 16 mm
Sensor – 
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
 Video or Stills – 4k Video, Stills
Number of images Submitted – 7,462
Image resolution (pixels) 3840 x 2160
Lighting – Natural
Number of lights – 
If known Kelvin Temperature 
Light Output Lumens 

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Metashape Professional Version 1.8.0 Build 13794
Data Format .jpg converted from 4k video
Number of Source Images used – 7,311
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 7,462
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes