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Database Information Shipwreck Name

Basic Information

Name(s)  North Star
Registry  US
Official Number 130435
Vessel Type Package Freighter
Year Built 1889
Year Sank
Hull Material Steel
Engines Triple Expansion Steam


Length 300 ft
Width  41 ft
Depth  22 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakeships.org/2907664/data?n=15 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/sanilac-shores-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Huron
State or Province Michigan
100 ft
GPS Coordinates N 43° 23.959′ W 082° 26.518′
Site Description The steel hull is broken with a piece of the bow and stern somewhat intact. Much machinery is extant on site including the triple expansion steam engine with supporting pumps, two boilers, two capstans, at least one anchor, and the propeller,

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Brian Bosveld
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 120 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 7-2023
Hours of input to complete 6 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Canon 5d Mark IV in a Nauticam Housing with an 8” Dome Port; Sony ILCE-1
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 – 6,413
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x 4480; 8640 x 5760
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 – 6,411
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 3.0 ft
Portion of the site covered: Complete

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to:
Andrew Goodman and Brian Bosveld of 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 6,413
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes