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 Database Information

Basic Information

Name(s)  J. H. Jones
Registry  Canadian
Official Number C.90769
Vessel Type Propeller, Coastal Steamer
Builder Henry Marlton
Place Built Goderich, ON
Date Built 1888
Hull Material Wood


Length 107 ft
Width  21 ft
Depth  9 ft

Vessel History

Rebuilds Owen Sound Dry Dock Co., Ltd, Owen Sound, ON 1903
  The J. H. Jones was a Lake Huron, Georgian Bay coastal steamer. It was built in Goderich, ON in 1888 for James Clark & Co.  It was acquired by the Crawford Tug Co. in 1903 and captained by James Crawford.  It sank November 22,1906 off Cape Croker in a heavy storm with the loss of twelve crew and fourteen passengers. It was found in 2018 by Jerry Eliason, Cris Kohl, Bob Crawford, and Ken Merryman. Bob Crawford is the great grandson of the Captain James Crawford the Captain of the Jones at the time of sinking.
Disposition Foundered in a storm off Cape Croker, lost with all hands in 1906.
Source HCGL, Ontario Shipwreck Site Record Form for J. H. Jones
Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/436073

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province 
GPS Coordinates Unpublished
Site Description: The wreck lies in 165 ft of water off Cape Croker, ON.  The hull is intact but upper cabin structure is gone. Cabin wreckage is scattered around the hull mostly on the port side.  No sign of a wheel, telegraph, compass or other marine artifacts.  The whistle is still on the stack. The builder’s plate is on the engine John Doty Engine Co. The propeller is buried up to the hub.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Jerry Eliason, Cris Kohl, Ken Merryman
Date Completed July 3, 2018
Time it took to capture 8 hrs

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed March 20, 2020
Hours of input to complete 8 hrs

Technical Information


Camera Used  Sony Surveillance Camera
Sensor Size
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Drop Camera, Boat Drift
Video or Stills – Both
Number of images Submitted
Image resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920
Lighting – Mostly NaturalArtificial
Number of lights – 2
If known Kelvin Temperature
Light Output Lumens

Model Information

Software Used – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.2 Build 10247
Data Format – .jpg
Number of Source Images used
Are these images original or adjusted; Original Color Corrected
Portion of the site covered: The model covers the whole wreck and much of the area around the wreck.

Publishing Restrictions

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

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Still Images 
Video Clip