Mandalay Shipwreck - Biscayne Bay, United States of America

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Project NameMandalay Shipwreck - Biscayne Bay
CountryUnited States of America
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial598 GBNikon Z7 - NPS Sea Array Mirrorless
Site DescriptionFrom Calantopio et al. 2020:
The case study of this research is Mandalay MHT , a 34 m long steel-hulled auxiliary schooner that sank in 1966. Mandalay was designed by John G. Alden Naval Architects, Inc.
and built by George Lawley & Son, Corp. in 1928. After being sold in 1931 and renamed Valor, it had subsequently five other owners until it was purchased by Windjammer Cruises, Inc., refitted, and renamed as Mandalay in 1965, for being used as a luxury cruise ship. The vessel ultimately sank on Long Reef at the end of a 10-day Bahamian cruise, the 1st of January 1966. The Mandalay now rests in very shallow water (maximum depth of 6 meters), and it is an outstanding snorkelling underwater site located in Biscayne National Park (25d 26.530 N, 80d 7.301 W); Biscayne was established as a National Monument in 1968 and designated as a National Park in 1980. The park is dedicated to the public enjoyment and preservation of cultural and natural resources, the protection of a rare combination of terrestrial and undersea life, and the preservation of a scenic subtropical setting.
Project DescriptionDescribed in:
A.Calantopio, F. Chiabrando, B. Seymour, E. Kovacs, E. Lo, D. Rissolo, Image Preprocessing Strategies for Enhancing Photogrammetric 3D Reconstruction of Underwater Shipwreck Datasets, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLIII-B2-2020 , 2020
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Collection Date2019-05-07 to 2019-05-07
Publication Date2023-07-29
License TypeCC BY
ContributorsUS National Park Service
CollectorsUS National Park Service Submerged Resource Center
PartnersPolitecnico di Torino Architecture and Design Department , Cultural Heritage Engineering Initiative (CHEI)
Site AuthorityN/A
US National Park Service 2023: Mandalay Shipwreck - Biscayne Bay - Photogrammetry - Terrestrial . Collected by US National Park Service Submerged Resource Center . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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