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Database Information Shipwreck Starrucca

Basic Information

Name(s)  Starrucca
Registry  US
Official Number 115381
Vessel Type Package Freighter
Year Built 1875
Year Sank
Hull Material Wood
Engines None


Length 218 ft
Width  35 ft
Depth  14 ft

Vessel History

Complete Historic Information Linkhttps://greatlakeships.org/2898960/data?n=1 ; https://www.michiganpreserves.org/whitefish-point-underwater-preserve/

Wreck Site Information

Lake Superior
State or Province Michigan
15 ft
GPS Coordinates 46° 41.106′ N 085° 48.510′ W
Site Description There was not much visible of the shipwreck in the summer of 2022. Most of the wreck was buried under shifting sands. The boiler, part of the propeller, shaft log and deadwood, and parts of the sides of the ship was all that could be seen above the sand. Although the two major bottom sections appear contiguous in the model there was a break in the imagery between the two sections estimated to be around 30 ft so the two sections were manually joined to save space in the model. The orientation of the two sections is also not precise.

Model Information


Photographer(s) Andrew Goodman
Year Captured August 2022
Time it took to capture 20 min

Modeler Information

Modeler Ken Merryman
Date Completed 1-2023
Hours of input to complete 6 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 – 893
Image resolution (pixels) 6720 x4480
Lighting – Artificial
Number of lights
If known Kelvin Temperature 
Light Output Lumens 

Model Information

Software Used Agisoft Metashape Professional Version 1.8.0 Build 13794
Data Format .jpg converted from RAW
Number of Source Images used – 848
Are these images original or adjusted; Adjusted
If Scale Bars, calibration length – 
Portion of the site covered: Only what was visible at the time of recording

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 893
Video Clip None
Processing Report Yes
Camera Calibration .xml Yes