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Database Information Shipwreck Niagara

Basic Information

Name(s)  Niagara
Registry  US
Official Number 18787
Vessel Type Schooner Barge
Year Built 1873
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 205 ft
Width  34 ft
Depth  14 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link –  https://greatlakeships.org/2905625/data?n=28 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/whitefish-point-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
100 ft
GPS Coordinates N 46° 49.169 W 085° 07.532
Site Description The hull is mostly broken and buried under a large pile of iron ore. The centerboard trunk with the centerboard winch is extant on the site along with a broken windlass, anchor chains, wire rigging, parts of broken masts and booms. The stem of the ship still stands upright.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Support Chris Heiden, Ken Merryman
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture 77 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 3-2023
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 – 4,582
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial & Natural
Number of lights – 4,582
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 – 4,579
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: Andrew Goodman for 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 4,579
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes