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Database Information Shipwreck Iron Chief

Basic Information

Name(s)  Iron Chief
Registry  US
Official Number 100287
Vessel Type Propeller
Year Built 1881
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines Steeple Compound


Length 212 ft
Width  35 ft
Depth  18 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2901139/data?n=1 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/thumb-area-bottomland-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
130 ft
GPS Coordinates 44° 05.612′  N 082° 42.575′ W
Site Description The wrecks is badly disarticulated but still has much interesting machinery remains on site including a boiler, steeple compound engine, air pump, prop shaft, two winches, anchor, and windlass.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 40 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 9-2023
Hours of input to complete 6 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port
Lens – Canon EF Zoom 8-15mm set at 15 mm
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 2,223
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 – 2,215
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 3.0 ft
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

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

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 2,223
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes