Diving - Shipwreck

Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands

This is not a treasure hunter's book or shipwreck hunter's guide. All the shipwrecks listed have been found and dove on by scuba divers. Each shipwreck listing has sections titled “Site” and History”. The “Site” information section is what the wreck looks like and its current condition. The “History” information will provide a brief background on the vessel or interesting information on the wreck. The intent is to provide readers with basic information on which they could build their knowledge by doing further research on the individual wrecks. 


 Fleet  of Lost Ships
LOST FLEET - A presentation about the shipwrecks resting under the waters of the Thousand Islands, casualties of War and Conflict, Natural disasters and Human error. The American Narrow of the St. Lawrence River is from Rock Island Light House near the head of Wellesley Island to Alexandria Bay. This section of the river is very fast moving with whirlpools and currents. In places, the River is over 200 feet deep. 


“Sport scuba diving in the Thousand Islands and Clayton, NY area began in earnest around 1959. From then on many amazing discoveries have been made by divers encountering history just feet below the surface. The Clayton Diving Club was formed in 1967, incorporated in 1968. It went on to buy land, had several dive boats and for over 30 years operated as an active Dive Club. It published a newsletter the River Rat Gazette. In this book, excerpts from different River Rat Gazettes and stories by Clayton Diving Club members are used along with pictures from Skip Couch, Dennis & Kathi McCarthy and others to give readers a glimpse into the exciting and interesting first years of sport scuba diving in the Thousand Islands. “