Pretoria Side 3D Interactive Model – Year 2019
The Pretoria site is made up of a number of pieces which are shown in separate 3D models.
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Pretoria Sterring Gear 3D Interactive Model – Year 2019
Pretoria Database Information
Official Number 150872
Vessel Type Schooner Barge
Builder Davidson Shipyards
Place Built West Bay City, MI
Date Built 1900
Hull Material Wood, Iron reinforcing
Length 338 ft
Width 44 ft
History The Davidson Shipyards were notable because they continued building large wooden vessels after most yards converted to steel hulls. They did it by using new construction techniques of using steel and iron to reinforce their wooden hulls. The Pretoria is an example of their construction techniques.
Disposition Sank on September 2, 1905 off Outer Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior in a storm killing five crew. It was under tow of the steamer Venezuela.
Complete Historic Information Link – https://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/439442
Wreck Site Information
GPS Coordinates 47°05.26 N 90°23.74 W
Site Description: The wreck lies in 30 to 50 ft of water east of Outer Island. The wreckage consists of several large sections of sides, deck, and bottom and scattered smaller pieces. The anchor windlass is on site attached to an inverted section of the foredeck. In 2005 GLSPS partnered with WHS to put back the boiler which was used to drive the steam powered windlass. The boiler had been removed back in the 1960’s for salvage and sat for forty years in the back yard of Ed Erickson who was Bayfield’s mayor for a time.
Photographer Tim Pranke
Date Completed July 2019
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Modeler Tim Pranke
Date Completed April 2019
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Camera Used Two GoPro4
Sensor Size–– 6mm 1/3 type 3 CCD
Multi-Camera Rig – Yes
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
Video or Stills – Video
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Lighting – Artificial
Number of lights – 2
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Software Used – – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.1 Build 100009
Data Format – .jpg
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Portion of the site covered: Partial The Pretora site is made up of several large pieces of wreckage each shown here as individual models due to their separation on the site.
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