Virtual Preservation of Colonial Structures - Hassel Island Virtual Preservation
In 2012 the National Park Service funded the University of Maine to virtually preserve the kitchen and the associated cistern and dining area of the 1801 British Officers Quarters on Hassel Island. Dr. Constance Holden supervised Surveying Technology undergraduate students Charlie Dexter and Sterling Hooke who collected survey and GPS to develop a geographic information system (GIS) model of the site. Karen J. Horton, P.E. supervised Mechanical Engineering Technology undergraduate students Patrick Dean and Nicklaus DeBlois and Old Town High School student Reid Horton who collected digital images of the site and developed close-range photogrammetry models of the structures.
From left to right, Karen J. Horton, P.E., Nick DeBlois, Patrick Dean, Charlie Dexter, Sterling Hooke, Reid Horton, Dr. Connie Holden at Hassel Island, Virgin Islands National Park.
Kitchen at the 1801 British Officers Quarters, Hassel Island, Virgin Island National Park, viewed from the northeast corner of the dining area. Photo courtesy of Reid Horton.
Screen shot from PhotoModeler Pro 5 of 1801 British Officer’s Quarters kitchen, Hassel Island, Virgin Islands National Park. Model by Nick DeBlois, Reid Horton, and Karen Horton
View a short YouTube video of the model here.
The cistern is a short distance from the kitchen.
Screen shot from PhotoModeler Pro 5 of cistern at 1801 British Officers Quarters, Hassel Island, Virgin Islands National Park. Model by Patrick Dean.
View a short YouTube video of the cistern model here.
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