oceangate 3dThe first high-resolution, 3D digital model of a perfectly preserved, 100-year-old steamboat was unveiled today. Using a new sonar scanning system provided by BlueView Technologies and OceanGate, the survey, which would have taken years to complete using traditional underwater archaeology techniques, took only days. Images of the A.J. Goddard, a famous sternwheeler “ghost shipwreck” from the Klondike Gold Rush, are the first 3D views of the frontier-era steamer that disappeared in a winter storm in October 1901. Only two members of the five-man crew survived. Goddard’s location remained a mystery for 107 years until it was discovered in 2008 by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) at the edge of Lake Laberge, in the subarctic wilderness of Canada’s Yukon. Read More