Chisholm – Cumberland Site Interactive Model – Year 1999

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Shipwrecks Chisholm – Cumberland Site
by 3DShipwrecks
on Sketchfab

  Model Video Clip

 Chisholm and Cumberland Database Information

Chisholm Basic Information

Name(s) Henry Chisholm
Registry  U.S.
Official Number  95610
Vessel Type Propeller
Builder Thomas Quayle
Place Built Cleveland, OH
Date Built 1880
Hull Material Wood


Length  270 ft
Width  39 ft
Depth  20 ft

Vessel History

History At the time of its launch the Chisholm was the largest “steam barge” ever built in Cleveland.  It was heavily reinforced with steel and iron strapping. Its sinking occurred when it ran aground trying to enter Washington Harbor while searching for its barge that was cut loose in a storm.
Disposition  Stranded and sunk at Rock of Ages, Isle Royale on October 21, 1898
Source  HCGL
Complete Historic Information Link ,


Cumberland Basic Information

Name(s) Cumberland
Registry  Canada
Official Number
Vessel Type Side-Wheel Steamer
Builder Melanchthon Simpson
Place Built Port Robinson, ON
Date Built 1871
Hull Material Wood


Length  204 ft
Width  26
Depth  11

Vessel History

History  The wooden passenger/freight side-wheeler was fitted out in elegant style.  On July 24, 1877 while en route from Fort William to Duluth, in dense fog the Cumberland was driven hard on the reef, which was unmarked on the Canadian charts.  Salvage tugs were unable to free her before an early fall storm broke the Cumberland to pieces.
Disposition Stranded and sunk at Rock of Ages, Isle Royale on July 24, 1877.
Source  HCGL,
Complete Historic Information Link ,

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
20 ft to 150 ft.
GPS Coordinates 46 ̊ 45. 461′ N, – 92 ̊ 04. 411′ W
Site Description: The remains of the Chisholm and the Cumberland now lie intermixed in the ravine on the southwest end of Rock of Ages Reef at Isle Royale, Lake Superior.  The most intact sections are the sides and bottom of the Chisholm.  The Chisholm engine and rudder settled on the side of the shoal in 70ft to 150 ft of water.  The remains of the Cumberland paddle wheels (not shown in model) are at the other extreme end of the site in 80 ft of water.

Model Information


Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed 1999
Time it took to capture 40 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Kenneth Merryman
Contact Information 
Date Completed February 9, 2020
Hours of input to complete 10 hrs

Technical Information


Camera Used  Sony VX2000 Standard Definition Camcorder in Amphibico Housingwith a wet wide angle lens
Lens – 6-72 mm
Sensor Size– 3CCD Sensor
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Teckna Scooter
 Video or Stills – DV Video
Number of images Submitted – 1529
Image resolution (pixels) 1920×1088 (SD upscaled)
Lighting – Natural
Number of lights – 0
If known Kelvin Temperature N/A
Light Output Lumens N/A

Model Information

Software Used – Agisoft Standard Edition Version 1.6.1 Build 100009
Data Format – .jpg
No of Source Images used 1436
Are these images original or adjusted; Upscaled to 1080×1920 square pixels and color corrected.
Portion of the site covered: Partial This model covers only the center area of the site. 

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
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Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Video
Still Images 
Video Clip Yes
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes