Monday, April 22, 2013

Work party for Clayton "divers' access point" Saturday Apr 27th 9AM at French Creek Marina!

HELPERS NEED on Saturday Apr 27 9 AM at French Creek Marina to help build the dock for the Scuba Diver Access for Frink Park in Clayton

This is the assembly stage for the main floating dock of the Clayton "divers' access point" It will be assembled in French Creek Marina, Clayton NY. At a later date after construction, it will be floated out to the site and secured in place.

Helpers welcome, Bring Battery Operated Screwdrivers

Contact Skip Couch at Cell 315-486-6068

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Clayton Scuba Diving Club will have their monthly meeting this Saturday April 20th at 6pm at the Clayton Municipal Building, 425 Mary Street, Clayton, NY

All are welcome to attend.

After the meeting Skip Couch of Clayton will show videos & still photos from his 1990’s Watertown Television Show: “Legends of the Thousand Islands

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Clayton “divers’ access point” becoming a reality; volunteers will soon install the removable dock

CLAYTON — Local divers will soon be installing a divers’ access point at the east end of Frink Park just in time for the 2013 tourist season. Funded entirely through donations, the grass-roots project aims to attract more divers and kayakers to the tourist-driven village by allowing easier access to the St. Lawrence River. A dozen volunteers will build the removable dock — a 10-foot-wide by 16- to 20-foot-long wooden structure with a T-ladder — by May 1, and perhaps earlier if the weather cooperates, said local veteran diver Raymond I. “Skip” Couch. Mr. Couch, a scuba diver since the 1960s and a founding member of the Clayton Diving Club, has raised $2,700 for the project so far and has persuaded several local businesses to donate material needed for the structure, including the T-ladder. Once the dock is complete, it will be turned over to the village of Clayton. However, Mr. Couch said, members of the Clayton Diving Club will volunteer to maintain the structure and pull it out of the water every fall for inspection. Monetary donations are deposited in a village government bank account, and any leftover funds from the project will be used for future maintenance. With the divers’ access point, Mr. Couch had said, Clayton has the potential to become a popular spot for recreational diving and training.  He estimated that the removable dock would attract more than 50 divers every summer weekend. Almost half of the project’s total cost will be covered through donated material from Clayton businesses including Reinman’s Ace Hardware, French Creek Marina and Don’s Prop Shop.
Sketch of 10' By 20'  base dock for Divers access..

Sketch of exploded view of 10' By 20' base dock for Divers access..
End of regional dock where divers access will be deployed Clayton, NY