Monday, February 25, 2013

Clayton Divers Access Platform Project

2011 dive near proposed acces site.
This is just an update on what has been collected for our Clayton Divers Access Platform Project. We appreciate all of the donations. We are about half way to our goal. We still have around 2 months before we start building. You can keep updated on our progress at:

In September of this year, I proposed to Clayton Village Trustee Dennis Honeywell that a Scuba Diver Access Point could be placed in Clayton. Thiswould be at the East end of the Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park on Riverside Drive. This access point would consist of a floating dock with an attached T-ladder connected to shore by a ramp and steps. In the proposal the diving community will be responsible for building, funding and maintaining the dock while the village will acquire all necessary permits and be responsible for putting the dock in the water in the spring and removing and storing the dock for the winter. The access point proposal has been accepted by the Village board and will be funded through donations from divers, businesses and individuals. This is a great opportunity for the diving community to get good shore access to the St. Lawrence River in a great community. This would place a new site for both recreational Scuba and dive training to complement those already in Cape Vincent and Alex Bay. I will be coordinating the construction work and raising the funds for the project.
The Village of Clayton will provide a bank account for any donations to pay for materials. All work will be done by Scuba diver volunteers. Our plan is to have this completed by spring 2013. Donating sponsors will be recognized in this project. I will keep track of funds and donators and then provide the checks to the Village of Clayton for deposit in "the diver access point"account. Checks should be made out to "Village of Clayton", with a memo that it is
for "the diver access point".
Please sent checks to:
Raymond (Skip) Couch
17749 County Route 3
Clayton, New York 13624.

If you have any questions, you can give me a call at 686-5102. Any and all contributions will be welcome.

Skip Couch

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Divers access dock moving forward!
Ti sun, wed feb 13, 2013, Page 1
Clayton - … Feb 11 meeting of the village board…
During the trustee reports, Trustee Dennis Honeywell informed the board that he is in receipt of a letter from the Department of State confirming that the proposed diving access dock near Frink Park waterfront meets all criteria necessary for approval.
Diver near propsed location of divers access point. Clayton, NY