Sidewheeler Sea Bird 3D Interactive Model – Year 2014

Side-Wheeler Sea Bird
by 3DShipwrecks
on Sketchfab

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Sea Bird Database Information

Basic Information

Name(s) Sea Bird
Registry  U.S.
Official Number 22368
Vessel Type Sidewheel Steamer Sea Bird
Builder E. B. Ward
Place Built Newport, MI
Year Built 1859
Year Sank 1868
Hull Material Wood


Length  192 ft
Width  28 ft
Depth  12 ft

Vessel History

History  See links below
Disposition   Burned and sank in 1868 off Waukegan, Illinois killing between 70 and 100 passengers and crew.  Only three survived.
Source HCGL,  GLS

Complete Historic Information Link ;

Wreck Site Information

Lake Michigan
State or Province
GPS Coordinates 4xxx’ N 9xxx’ W
Site Description: The wreck lies near shore

Model Information


Photographer Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed August, 2014
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Kenneth Merryman
Date Completed January 14, 2021
Hours of input to complete 6 hrs

Technical Information


Camera – Sony HVR-Z1U in Amphibico Housing with .5 diopter dome port
Lens – Zoom 4.5-54 mm set at 4.5 mm; 35 mm equivalent to 32.5 – 390 mm at 32.5 mm
                              with dome port equivalent 28mm
Sensor – 6mm 1/3 type 3 CCD
Multi-Camera Rig – No
Camera Propulsion – Diver,
 Video or Stills – Video
Number of images Submitted – 3167 – 2,359 from 2014 and 808 from 2019
Image resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1440 with 1.3333 pixel size ratio
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 2052
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted to 1080×1920 square pixels
Portion of the site covered: Partial This model is missing boiler area.

Publishing Restrictions

Licensing Usage Restrictions CC BY-ND
Attributed to:

Resource Data in Database

Model  Yes
Source Images  Video
Still Images 3167
Video Clip No