3D Interactive Model – Year May 2021

Hercules 2021 by 3DShipwrecks on Sketchfab

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Database Information Shipwreck Hercules

Name(s) Hercules
Registry  N/A
Official Number N/A
Vessel Type Tug
Year Built 1917
Year Sank 1926
Hull Material


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 ComoMinnehaha, 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).
Source NPS National Register of Historic Places MPDF by Merriman, Olson 
Complete Historic Information Link –  https://mn.gov/admin/assets/Wrecks%20and%20Submerged%20Cultural%20Resources%20of%20Lake%20Minnetonka%20MPDF_tcm36-445067.pdf ,  https://streets.mn/2021/11/08/when-the-twin-cities-had-streetcar-boats/

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 May 2021
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed  2-2022
Hours of input to complete 8 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 16-35mm
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 846
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 – 840
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
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 885
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml No

Previous Years Models 

Hercules 2010