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Database Information Shipwreck Montana

Basic Information

Name(s)  Montana
Registry  US
Official Number 90501
Vessel Type Package Freighter
Year Built 1872
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Masts None
Engines None


Length 236 ft
Width 36 ft
Depth 14 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2905255/data?n=3 , https://thunderbay.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/montana.html

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
66 ft
GPS Coordinates 44° 59.046’ N 83°16.083’ W
Site Description The Montana burned when it sank which destroyed most of the cabins and sides of the ship. The drive machinery is all extant on site including the boiler, engine, propeller and rudder but the rudder lies on the bottom behind the propeller and is only partially shown in the model. The anchors and windlass are also extant on site. The unique feature of the wreck site is the double steeple compound engine which is like two steeple compound engines ganged on one shaft.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman, Kent Myhrman
Year Captured July 2021
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 12-2021
Hours of input to complete 20

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port, GoPro 3+ Silver
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 – 1284 6720 x4480 , 1244 – 3680 x 2760
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480 & 3680 x 2760
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4 plus 4
If known Kelvin Temperature CRI 90
Light Output Lumens 2×10000, 2×5000, 4 x 3000

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.7.5 Build 13229
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 2,211
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 2,528
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes