Niagara Tug 3D Interactive Model – Year 2022

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Database Information Shipwreck Niagara Tug

Basic Information

Name(s) Niagara
Registry  U.S.
Official Number 18714
Vessel Type Rafting Tug
Year Built 1872
Year Sank 1904
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length  130 ft
Width  24 ft
Depth  9 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link ;

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Minnesota
50’ to 90’
GPS Coordinates 4656.679′ N 9146.358′ W
Site Description: The wreck lies on the lake side of Knife Island roughly off the center of the island. The wreckage lies in five major section with scattered wreckage all along the bottom off the island — two sides, bow, and two pieces of cabin sides. This model include four of the five major sections.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured September 2022
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 11-2022
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 – 1,630
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 – 1,630
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: Four of five major sections

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to:

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 1,630
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes


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