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3DShipwrecks - Hercules

Published on 2/13/2023
We have just added another shallow water Kingston, ON shipwreck to our database and website. The 122 ft sidewheel steamer Hercules was built in 1856 at Garden Island, ON. It was used as a towboat and burned along with the Highlander in 1871 during layup, sinking in shallow water off Garden Island. It is now a dive and snorkeling site in the Kingston, ON area. The model was created from 1,271 images which were a mix of 30 megapixel still images and frame captures from 4k video. The images were shot by Matthew Charlesworth and Ken Merryman in the 2022 season. The link to the new model is: