Acania, United States of America

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Project NameAcania
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial0.791 GBLeica SS2 Time of Flight Scanner
Site DescriptionThe Acania was designed and built in 1930 by John H. Wells for Wall Street Banker, Arthur E. Wheeler. However, it has been rumoured that the ship was built only under Wheeler’s name and had a secret owner: Al Capone. After Charles Walgreen -- of Walgreen’s Pharmacy -- bought the yacht in 1934, the US Navy commissioned the ship during World War II as an experimental submarine echo finder. For the remainder of the 20th century, it passed through many hands. In 1995 it was saved from a Miami shipyard by Miles Davis and spent the next 13 years in the SF Bay Area, before it was sold again in 2008. The Acania is 136 ft long, has a 300 ton displacement, and is an archetype of the classic 1920s and 30s diesel yacht.
Project DescriptionIn collaboration with UC Berkeley’s Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), CyArk used a Leica ScanStation 2 to scan the ship’s interior hull and frame ribs. The scan data has been used to create precise computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, allowing steel experts to create a 3D model of the hul. The project’s goal was to remanufacture and eventually replace those hull plates, many of which were badly damaged. The restoration of the Acania was completed sometime in 2010, in time for the 80th birthday of the vessel.
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Collection Date2009-03-24 to 2009-03-24
Publication Date2021-04-20
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
PartnersUC Berkeley Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
Site AuthorityN/A
2021: Acania - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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