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Database Information Shipwreck Manhattan

Basic Information

Name(s)  Manhattan
Registry  US
Official Number 91905
Vessel Type Bulk Freighter
Year Built 1887
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 252 ft
Width  38 ft
Depth  19 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2904539/data?n=4 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/alger-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
20 ft
GPS Coordinates 46° 28.050′  N 086° 36.489′ W
Site Description The Manhattan burned and was partially salvaged so much of the ship has been removed. The model is part of the bottom of the ship and a small piece of one of the sides of the ship. The rudder, steel plates and life boat davits are also extant on the site. There is a lot of natural wood — tree trunks and branches littering the site. A sonar target suggests the boiler is in deeper water.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman
Year Captured August 2023
Time it took to capture 45 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 8-2023
Hours of input to complete 3 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 – 2,490
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 – 2,490
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 3.0 ft
Portion of the site covered: One section — the bottom. The boiler appears to be in deeper water.

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 2,490
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes