Hercules 3D Interactive Model – Year 2010

Shipwreck Hercules
by 3DShipwrecks
on Sketchfab

Click left mouse on the model to tumble or rotate. right mouse to drag, thumb-wheel to zoom. 


  Model Video Clip


Hercules Database Information

Basic Information

Registry  N/A
Official Number N/A
Vessel Type Tug
Builder Twin City Rapid Transit Co.
Place Built Excelsior, Minnesota
Date Built 1917
Hull Material Wood


Length 50 ft
Width  12.5 ft

Vessel History

History  The Hercules was built to support the TCRTC boats. Hercules was sunk in 1926 after the Como, Minnehaha, and White Bear. Her superstructure and machinery were removed from the hull prior to her scuttling. (Construction Records: Ledgers, TCRT Records 1926; Merriman and Olson 2012a, 37-38, 2015, 14-15; Olson 1976, 308).
Disposition Scuttled 1926
Source NPS National Register of Historic Places MPDF by Merriman, Olson 
Complete Historic Information Link

Wreck Site Information

Lake Minnetonka
State or Province Minnesota
GPS Coordinates  44°56.283’ N  93°33.150’ W
Site Description: The wreck lies in 40-50 ft of water north of Big Island in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Cabins are gone and all that survives is the hull and deck.  The name is still visible near the bow. The stern sits high enough off the lake bottom so it is possible to see part of the rudder.

Model Information


Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed Feb. 20, 2010
Time it took to capture 15 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Kenneth Merryman
Contact Information 
Date Completed  Feb 4, 2020, Still In Progress
Hours of input to complete 8 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Sony HVR-Z1U in Amphibico Housing with .5 diopter dome port
Lens – Zoom 4.5-54 mm set at 4.5 mm; 35 mm equivalent to 32.5 – 390 mm at 32.5 mm
                        with dome port equivalent 28mm
Sensor – 6mm 1/3 type 3 CCD
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 1718
Image resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1440
Lighting – Artificial
Number of lights – 2
If known Kelvin Temperature
Light Output Lumens 2000

Model Information

Software Used – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.1 Build 100009
Data Format – .jpg
Number of Source Images used – 1667
Are these images original or adjusted; Original
Portion of the site covered: This 2010 model is just the deck since it was generated from video shot for a photomosaic.

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to: 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Still
Still Images No
Video Clip No