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Database Information Shipwreck Nelson

Basic Information

Name(s)  Nelson
Registry  US
Official Number 18173
Vessel Type Schooner Barge; Brigantine
Year Built 1866
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 199 ft
Width  34 ft
Depth  14 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2905692/data?n=10 ; https://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/underwater-research/nelson/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
230 ft
GPS Coordinates Unpublished
Site Description The Nelson sits upright on the bottom with a very intact hull and the bow and forecastle deck broken off. The cargo of coal is visible in the holds. Many on site artifacts and machinery include two wood stock anchors, manual bilge pump, steam bilge pump, three capstans, windlass, deck winch, donkey boiler, broken masts, booms, gaffs, stove, ships wheel, steering box, rudder, boom cradle, boom tables, centerboard winch, catheads.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Jon Connolly, Andrew Merryman
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture 80 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 1-2023
Hours of input to complete 8 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, Sony 6500 w/16mm Rectilinear Lens, GoPro
Sensor – 36.0 x24.0mm Cmos 30.4 megapixel
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – DPV
 Video or Stills – Stills, GoPro Video
Number of images Submitted – 4,604
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480, 6000×4000, 3840×2160
Lighting – Artificial
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; video frames
Number of Source Images used – 4,270
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
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 4,604
Video Clip Yes
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes