Sunday, May 24, 2015

Clayton Diving Club Inc and "Shipwrecks of Clayton".

New display at the Thousand Islands Museum, Clayton featuring early memorabilia of the Clayton Diving Club Inc. and a video presentation of "Shipwrecks of Clayton". These wrecks were found by some of the local pioneer scuba divers from the 1950s to 1970s.
"Shipwrecks of Clayton".Video by Dennis McCarthy

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Clayton Spring Trash Dive has been CANCELLED for Saturday, May 16 due to the unexpected stay of the cruise ship Saint Laurent.   US Customs has the dock fenced off from any activity while the cruise ship is in port.   
If you are still coming to the 1000 Islands on Saturday:
1) The divers access in Cape Vincent and Alexandria Bay are still open.
2) Ken Kozin has limited availability for help in setting the Maggie L. buoy. Contact Ken at
3) Hunt's Dive Shop (  is doing an inventory reduction at the Clayton dive shop from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday. They are offering up 25% – 35% on all remaining inventory they have at the shop as well as 40% – 50% on selected items

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spring Clean Up Dive 2015

From the Clayton Chamber of Commerce
Member to Meber Newletter
May 2, 2015: some of the trash waiting to be cleaned up. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Clayton Dive Club "Spring Clean Up Dive 2015"

Divers needed!

Clayton Dive Club "Spring Clean Up Dive 2015"
10 AM Saturday, May 16 at the Clayton Village dock on Riverside Drive..

Please contact Skip Couch at 315-486-6068 or email "' if you plan to attend

Don't miss the fun again this year
Volunteers and Divers are needed to participate in the river clean-up and will be needed to assist in replacing the chains on the town dock.  
Lunch will be provided, Door prizes !
Dive clubs, shops and volunteer organizations are welcome to up set up displays or tentsand to participate.
Clayton Village dock on Riverside Drive, April 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shipwrecks of Clayton

Shipwrecks and dive sites
Shipwrecks of Clayton 
presented by 
 Skip Couch
Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 PM 
Deep Down Divers, 7 E Main St, Gouverneur.

For information contact Chris Letham

315-287-0959 (Shop) 315-383-2528 (Cell)




Monday, March 9, 2015

What laws concern underwater archeology in New York?

Website expalnes laws govering underwater archeology in NYS and provides links to other states.

What laws concern underwater archeology in New York?

The New York State Consolidated Laws can be accessed online through the New York State Legislature search engine.

The Public Lands Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the Office of General Services concerning state-owned land including submerged land.

The Education Law establishes the State Museum in the Department of Education as the repository for state-owned archeological, historical, and scientific specimens and collections, and establishes a permit process for authorizing archeological survey and excavation.

The Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the State Parks, the State Historic Sites, the State Heritage Areas, and the State Historic Preservation Office.

The Environmental Conservation Law establishes the responsibilities and authorities of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Executive Law establishes the Department of State, and Article 42 of the law authorizes the program to revitalize the state's coastal areas and inland waterways.

New York State considers that its historical, archeological, architectural, and cultural heritage is among its most important environmental assets and that it should be preserved. Through its comprehensive historic preservation program, the state promotes, encourages, and coordinates activities that protect, enhance, and perpetuate its heritage resources including its submerged heritage resources.
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Non-contact computer simulation.