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Database Information Shipwreck Superior

Basic Information

Name(s)  Superior
Registry  US
Official Number  
Vessel Type Sidewheeler
Year Built 1845
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 191 ft
Width  28 ft
Depth  11 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2895815/data?n=20 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/alger-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
20 ft
GPS Coordinates 46° 33.480′ N 086° 24.780′ W
Site Description All we found in 2023 is the remains of two of the locomotive type boilers. The hull was apparently buried in sand at that time. The coordinates are for the boiler area.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured July 2023
Time it took to capture 30 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 8-2023
Hours of input to complete 2 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
 Video or Stills – Stills
Number of images Submitted – 1,776
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
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 – 1,776
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: Partial

Publishing Restrictions

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

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Yes
Source CC .jpg
Number of Still Images 1,776
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes