Sunday, August 8, 2021

Thousand Islands 3D Shipwrecks site

The St. Lawrence River Historical Foundation (SRHF) has worked with 3D as part of their mission "to create a database of 3D models of all Great Lakes shipwrecks that can be viewed by the public and professionals to study and enjoy these historical maritime sites in the region.  The public can visit these sites from the comfort of their homes and appreciate the wealth of our maritime heritage preserved in the waters of our Great Lakes.  Academics and professional resource managers will be able to quickly investigate these sites to evaluate the potential historic significance of features of the sites.  By periodically repeating the survey and modeling process they will be able to assess the risk of losing the data to natural site deterioration."

SRHF has produced the 3D models on website from older repurposed videos using a process call Photogrammetry.  The models will be updated when new videos become available. 

At this time the shipwrecks on this site are only from the US Thousand Islands off Jefferson County. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Thousand Islands 3D Shipwrecks

The St. Lawrence River Historical Foundation (SRHF) has started a program to create a database of 3D models of Thousand Islands shipwrecks that can be viewed by the public and made available to interested parties in the region.

We have joined and are working with 3D  as part of their
project to provide 3D models of every shipwreck in the Great Lakes.
Our plan is to launch a new website for Thousand Islands 3D Shipwrecks
by the end of the dive season.  We will work with the local dive clubs,
divers, and shops and get videos to produce 3D models.  Anyone who has
a video of a wreck site that we can extract a 3D image from, we will
process it for free and give back the files for a 3D model.  The only
provision is that we get to post it on 3D and our own sites
with appropriate credits.  The videos should be filmed for use in
photogrammetry but sometimes they can be repurposed.

Using older repurposed videos, it looks like we have acceptable models
for about 50% of the US wrecks in the Thousand Islands off Jefferson
County. They can be seen on the individual shipwreck pages on this website.

Interested parties can email us at

False Squaw

Monday, February 1, 2021

Shipwrecks of the American Thousand Islands

This program was presented to the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton NY on January 28, 2021. 

In the Thousand Islands, there are more shipwrecks per square mile or kilometer than any other location in the Great Lakes.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basic understanding of this unique collection of shipwrecks in the American waters of the Thousand Islands.