Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fwd: Clayton Diving Club - meeting notice

Clayton Diving Club is having a special meeting on Thursday June 20, 2019 at 6-8 pm to review the NOAA public meeting on the proposed Lake Ontario marine sanctuary.

The meeting will be held at the Community Room of the Cape Vincent Library at 157 Real St.

The goal of the meeting will be to produce a club public comment to be posted on the Federal eRulemaking Portal and to encourage individual members to comment also.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

We have been provided a link to a NOAA site that provides some background answers:

  • What is the history of the process for designating a sanctuary in Wisconsin, and how has NOAA engaged the state and public?
  • What is happening now and whats are the next steps in the designation process?
  • If designated, how would NOAA engage the state and the public in sanctuary management?
  • Why is the Ordinary High Water (OHWM) mark being considered as the sanctuary's landward boundary?
  • Would sanctuary designation impact riparian rights and state sovereignty?
  • Will the designation impact commercial shipping activities?
  • Will the sanctuary impact commercial or recreational fishing?
  • What are the anticipated costs associated with the sanctuary?

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Information that has been forwarded to the Clayton Dive Club in regards to the proposed national marine sanctuary in Lake Ontario

ref "the NOAA proposed national marine sanctuary in Lake Ontario.  The proposal would include the Village of Cape Vincent and all waters from there to the town of lime. "

Ref: concerns as stated in the Wisconsin  NOAA proposed preserve of "The addition of a new level of government for citizens to petition for permits and certifications for normal use of Lake Michigan is too much of a trade off for the negligible benefit to protecting shipwrecks,"
Below are some links to the public meetings that were held about the Wisconsin Marine Sanctuary that is similar to the one proposed for Lake Ontario that includes the village of Cape Vincent.

The sanctuary's boundary is the high water mark. This appears to have issues with existing  riparian rights of land owners and underwater property.

These are not hi-quality but they show some of the issues.    The best one to view is Part # 13:   

NOAA will hold a public meeting as follows:
Watertown, New York (Jefferson County)
Date: June 13, 2019
Location: Jefferson Community College
Address: 1220 Coffeen Street, Jules Center, Room 6-002, Watertown, NY 13601
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

This is from an email with links the Wisconsin Marine Sanctuary Forum –  concerned residents meeting –  Q & A
NOAA Facts Forum -

Part # 13:                Property issues discussion