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Database Information Shipwreck Panther

Basic Information

Name(s)  Panther
Registry  US
Official Number 150497
Vessel Type Wooden Bulk Freighter
Year Built 1890
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines Double Expansion Steam


Length 237 ft
Width  36 ft
Depth  19 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2898401/data?n=1 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/whitefish-point-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
90 to 110 ft
GPS Coordinates  46° 38.291′ N  084° 48.358′ W
Site Description The ship’s hull and deck is badly broken but there are an amazing number of machinery artifacts scattered in the wreckage. The highlights of the site are its double expansion steam engine, steel boiler cabin and boiler, steam worm gear windlass, steam winches, anchor and rudder

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman, Dusty Klifman, Ray Wilson
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture 100 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 4-2023
Hours of input to complete 10 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, Diver
 Video or Stills – Stills, Video
Number of images Submitted – 5,380
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480, 7952 x 5304, 3840 x 2160
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 – 5,282
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, Dusty Klifman, Ray Wilson for 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 5,380
Video Clip Yes
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes