The 199 ft schooner barge Nelson was originally built in 1866 as a 164 ft brigantine. In 1887 it was lengthened as a schooner barge. In May of 1899 while under the tow of steamer A. Folsom in a gale it broke the towline and went to pieces and sank off Grand Marias, MI killing seven crew members. It was found in 2014 by the Great Lake Shipwreck Historical Society in 230 ft of water in very intact condition and like all Lake Superior shipwrecks without a covering of Quagga mussels. Our thanks to the Society for sharing its location so we could make this model. The model was created from 4,270 images which were a mix of 30 megapixel and 8 megapixel images from three different cameras shot by three photographers Jon Connolly, Andrew Goodman, and Andrew Merryman.