Niagara 3D Interactive Model – Year 2016

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Niagara 3D
by 3DShipwrecks
on Sketchfab


Niagara Model Video Clip


Niagara Database Information

Basic Information

Registry  U.S.
Official Number 18714
Vessel Type Rafting Tug
Builder Detroit Dry Dock Co.
Place Built Detroit, MI
Date Built 1872
Hull Material Wood


Length  130 ft
Width  24 ft
Depth  9 ft

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt in 1889-1890.
History First enrollment issued at Detroit, MI, May 23, 1872.
Disposition   Ran aground on Knife Island on the Minnesota Shore of Lake Superior during northeast storm, June 4, 1904, enroute to Duluth and eventually broke up. Eleven crew and two passengers saved by tug EDNA G. of Two Harbors.; no lives lost. Machinery salvaged.

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.

Model Information


Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed July 14, 2016
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Kenneth Merryman
Contact Information 7348 Symphony St NE, Fridley, MN 55432 763-226-9620
Date Completed February 9, 2020
Hours of input to complete 6 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Sony HVR-Z1U in Amphibico Housing with .5 diopter dome port
Lens – Zoom 4.5-54 mm set at 4.5 mm; 35 mm equivalent to 32.5 – 390 mm at 32.5 mm
                              with dome port equivalent 28mm
Sensor – 6mm 1/3 type 3 CCD
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
 Video or Stills – Video
Number of images Submitted – 1773
Image resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1440 with 1.3333 pixel size ratio
Lighting – Natural
Number of lights – 0
If known Kelvin Temperature N/A
Light Output Lumens N/A

Model Information

Software Used – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.1 Build 100009
Data Format – .jpg
No of Source Images used ????
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted to 1080×1920 square pixels
Portion of the site covered: Partial This model covers two of the five sections

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to:

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Video
Still Images 1773
Video Clip Yes