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Database Information Shipwreck Name

Basic Information

Name(s)  Samuel Mather
Registry  US
Official Number  116142
Vessel Type Bulk Freighter
Year Built 1887
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Masts 1
Engines Double Expansion


Length 246 ft
Width  40 ft
Depth  14 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Link https://greatlakeships.org/2907281/data?n=4 , https://greatlakes.bgsu.edu/item/437871

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
GPS Coordinates 4634.263′ N 8442.357′ W
Site Description; The ship is in a remarkable state of preservation and is a great example of a wooden freighter of the 1880’s era. The bow cabins are gone.  Some of the upper stern cabins are intact but in a state of collapse and difficult to penetrate.  One impressive mast is still standing and the trumpet shaped ventilator is an unusual site.  Entry to the intact engine room is through the starboard gangway and the engine room, work rooms, crew quarters, and tiller room are all intact but very silty. The boiler room, coal bunker, and cargo holds are also very intact. 

Model Information


Photographer(s) Ken Merryman, Andrew Goodman, John Janzen, John Scoles
Year Captured July 2021
Time it took to capture 120 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 1-2022
Hours of input to complete 40 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 – Diver, DPV
 Video or Stills – Stills, Video
Number of images Submitted – 7,662
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480, 1080×1920, 4096×2160
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 Standard Edition Version 1.7.5 Build 13229
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 7,376
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
Portion of the site covered: 80 %

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to: 3DShipwrecks.org

Resource Data in Database

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