George M. Cox/Puritan Stern Site – Year 1999
The Cox wreck site is composed of two disjoint areas — the bow area and stern area, so are presented in two separate models.
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George M. Cox/Puritan Bow Site – Year 1999
Database Information George M. Cox
Name(s) George M. Cox aka Puritan
Official Number 150898
Vessel Type Propeller
Builder Craig Ship Building Co.
Place Built Toledo, OH
Date Built 1901
Hull Material Steel
Engine Triple Expansion Steam
Length 233 ft
Width 40 ft
Depth 22 ft
Rebuilds 1907 Lengthened by 26 ft to 259; Converted to troop carrier 1918
History The George M. Cox was built as the Puritan which had a long operational history in the passenger transportation business mainly between Chicago, Holland and Benton Harbor. It was acquired but the US Navy in 1918 for service in WWI. It returned to the Great Lakes for service in 1920. After sitting idle for four years during the Great Depression in 1933 millionaire George M. Cox bought the Puritan for service between Chicago, Houghton, Isle Royale and Port Arthur. After a total refit the now elegant Puritan was renamed the George M. Cox after its owner. It was on its maiden voyage with its owner on board that it grounded on Rock of Ages shoal. Striking the reef at a speed of 17 knots lifted an estimated 110 feet of her keel out of the water. All 125 passengers and crew were rescued by the lighthouse keeper and spent an uncomfortable night huddled on the lighthouse spiral staircase.
Disposition Stranded and sunk at Rock of Ages, Isle Royale on May 27, 1933
Source HCGL, SuperiorTrips.com44
Complete Historic Information Link – https://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/440144 , https://www.superiortrips.com/Cox_Shipwreck.htm
Wreck Site Information
State or Province Isle Royale, Michigan
GPS Coordinates N 47o 51.462’ W 89o 19.385’
Site Description: The wreck site is composed of two major areas — the deeper mid-section and stern which sits on the slope of Rock of Ages reef and the bow section which is in the shallows on top of the reef. The stern and mid-section part lies mostly on its port side but twists toward the stern to totally upside-down. The top of the engine can be seen under the side of the ship and the propeller and shaft protrude from under the wreck at the deeper end of the ship. The bow section in the shallows contains the anchors, windlass and chains and the crushed chain locker portion of the bow. Disjoint wreckage and pieces of the sides are scattered on top of the shoal and mark the way from the deeper section to the shallow area.
Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed Jul-Aug 1999
Time it took to capture 2 hours
Modeler Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed March 11, 2020
Hours of input to complete 20 hrs
Camera Used Sony VX2000 Standard Definition Camcorder in Amphibico Housingwith a wet wide angle lens
Lens – 6-72 mm
Sensor Size– 3CCD Sensor
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Teckna Scooter
Video or Stills – DV Video
Number of images Submitted – 1529
Image resolution (pixels) 1920×1088 (SD upscaled)
Lighting – Natural
Number of lights – 0
If known Kelvin Temperature N/A
Light Output Lumens N/A
Software Used – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.1 Build 100009
Data Format – .jpg
No of Source Images used 1436
Are these images original or adjusted; Upscaled to 1080×1920 square pixels and color corrected.
Portion of the site covered: Partial This model covers only the center area of the site.
Ownership/Payment Restrictions None
Usage Restrictions None
Resource Data in Database
Source Images Video
Video Clip Yes
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes