Brookhill Ferry Shipwreck

Brookhill Ferry Shipwreck

In collaboration with Louisiana Division of Archaeology, Forte and Tablada documented the site of the Brookhill shipwreck along the Mississippi River in Downtown Baton Rouge, LA.  The Brookhill is a double-hulled ferry that operated on the Mississippi River from 1896 to 1915.  Approximately 100 feet long and 30-40 feet wide, the ferry carried passengers and cargo between Baton Rouge and Port Allen, Louisiana. Please visit Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism’s Division of Archaeology website to learn more about the Ship.

The data collected on the site by Forte and Tablada consists of both high resolution imagery as well as point measurements taken from 3-D laser scanning. The high resolution imagery was stitched together and processed into a photogrammetric model. The photogrammetric model offers a virtual viewing experience for anyone to explore the vessel from anywhere in the world. The point measurements taken from laser scanning offers research grade information and historical documentation of the vessel geometry. Forte and Tablada has prepared plan and cross-section exhibits which are derived from the laser scan data for informational purposes.

3-D Photogrammetric Model Viewer

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High Resolution Imagery

3-D Laser Scan Data

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This 3D viewer was also produced by Forte and Tablada and allows the user to ‘jump to’ individual scan positions and take detailed measurements.

Physical Measurements - Informational Purposes

This data was captured and created by Forte and Tablada’s Advanced Measurements department using 3-D laser scan data.  Please visit here for similar work:

This effort was performed in collaboration with the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Division of Archaeology. A special thanks to their office for allowing F&T’s participation in this project. Please visit their website below to learn more about this project and other archaeological sites around the state.

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