Hopkins 3D Interactive Model – Year Feb 2019

Shipwreck Hopkins Yr 2-2019
by Jerry Eliason, photography by Ken Merryman
on Sketchfab

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


  Model Video Clip

Hopkins Database Information

Basic Information

Name(s) Hopkins, Minnetonka
Registry  N/A
Official Number N/A
Vessel Type Streetcar Ferry Boat
Builder Twin City Rapid Transit Co.
Place Built Excelsior, Minnesota
Date Built 1906
Hull Material Wood


Length  70 ft
Width  15 ft

Vessel History


Vessel History The Hopkins was put into service May 25, 1906 as one of seven streetcar boats owned by Twin Cities Rapid Transit. In 1926 the streetcar boats were taken out of service and the Hopkins was sold to a private entity who renamed it Minnetonka and used it as an excursion boat until it was scuttled in 1949. Location Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Disposition  Scuttled north of Big Island in 1949
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°56.455’ N  93°32.905’ W

Site Description: The Hopkins is in the best condition compared to the other wrecks of the TCRT Express boats.  The hull is intact and upright. The cabin window framing, bitts, and parts of benches still exist and the stack is stuck into one of the openings in the deck.  Visibility is best under the ice and early spring.  During the season high speed recreational boat traffic makes the site somewhat risky to dive.

Model Information


Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed Feb 18, 2019
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Jerry Eliason
Date Completed April 2019
Hours of input to complete ? hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 16-35mm set at 20mm
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 2665
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial
Number of lights – 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
Light Output Lumens  4×3500

Model Information

Software Used –3DF Zephyr Pro v.4.530
Data Format – .jpg
Number of Source Images used – 
Are these images original or adjusted; CC and exposure adjusted 
Portion of the site covered: This Feb 2019 model is a complete model of outside and inside of hull.

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

 Previous Years Models 

Hopkins   2018