Sunday, December 1, 2019

Re: Clayton Diving Club - annual Christmas dinner




On Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 11:42 AM, Joe Dudiak
<jdudiak@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

The annual Christmas dinner will be held on Monday December 16 at the Coal Dock restaurant in Cape Vincent beginning at 5:30.  Anyone interested in attending should send their RSVP to jdudiak@twcny.rr.com by December 3.   We need a headcount to notify the restaurant so please respond if you plan to attend.

Great to have the CDC C-Party in CV and at the Coal Docks!!!  Sandra and I are in snowy Lincoln NE, but will think of you all Lucky Ducks.  --Bruce

Clayton Diving Club - annual Christmas dinner

The annual Christmas dinner will be held on Monday December 16 at the Coal Dock restaurant in Cape Vincent beginning at 5:30.  Anyone interested in attending should send their RSVP to jdudiak@twcny.rr.com by December 3.   We need a headcount to notify the restaurant so please respond if you plan to attend.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Re: Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

Yes to all. 

Regards,
Heinz

On Monday, November 25, 2019, 04:43:27 PM EST, Joe Dudiak <jdudiak@twcny.rr.com> wrote:


Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a 'reply' to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Re: Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

I vote absolutely yes to all. 

Sent from my iPad 607-765-3942

On Nov 25, 2019, at 8:01 PM, Mathew Hardy <mmhardy44@gmail.com> wrote:

I vote yes for all Candidates.





Mathew Hardy
Bellas 315-686-2341www.bellasonlinenow.com

 


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 6:47 PM Charlie Stage <the_worldsastage@yahoo.com> wrote:
I vote yes to the current candidates for office.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM, Joe Dudiak

Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a 'reply' to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Re: Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

I vote yes for all Candidates.





Mathew Hardy
Bellas 315-686-2341www.bellasonlinenow.com

 


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 6:47 PM Charlie Stage <the_worldsastage@yahoo.com> wrote:
I vote yes to the current candidates for office.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM, Joe Dudiak

Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a 'reply' to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Re: Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

I vote yes to the current candidates for office.


On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM, Joe Dudiak
<jdudiak@twcny.rr.com> wrote:

Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a 'reply' to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Re: Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

I vote yes for all nominees.
Thank you.

Peter J. Whitmore
NNYBizguy@aol.com

On Nov 25, 2019, at 4:43 PM, Joe Dudiak <jdudiak@twcny.rr.com> wrote:



Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a 'reply' to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Clayton Diving Club - 2020 officer ballet

Here are the candidates who accepted nominations for officers for 2020.  No one has yet accepted the nomination for president.  Please cast your vote for these club officer positions in a ‘reply’ to this email.  

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - __John Krake____________  your vote ____

 

Secretary - _____Joe Dudiak_____________  your vote ____

 

Treasurer - ___Ken Kozin_______________   your volte ____

 

 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Re: Shipwreck presentation - Wellesley Island Nature Center

I'm planning on attending and hope many others will also. It would be great to show up with a bunch of people in support of her presentation!

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Subject: Shipwreck presentation - Wellesley Island Nature Center


Subject: Info from Peter Whitmore

https://facebook.com/events/807819029632700/?ti=ia

Sunday Nov. 17th at 1:00 pm at the Nature Center

Dennis and Joe, I thought I'd send this along to you and perhaps you could send it out to Clayton dive club members. Anna Kellner  is a local intern at the Wellesley Island Nature Center and we met her this summer to dive, she also helped at the recent clean up with the sandbags. She's finishing up her internship at the nature center and returning to North Carolina and she's doing a presentation on shipwrecks as part of her internship commitment. Just thought I'd pass it on if anyone was interested thank you.
Peter

Peter J. Whitmore
NNYBizguy@aol.com

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shipwreck presentation - Wellesley Island Nature Center

Subject: Info from Peter Whitmore

https://facebook.com/events/807819029632700/?ti=ia

Sunday Nov. 17th at 1:00 pm at the Nature Center

Dennis and Joe, I thought I'd send this along to you and perhaps you could send it out to Clayton dive club members. Anna Kellner is a local intern at the Wellesley Island Nature Center and we met her this summer to dive, she also helped at the recent clean up with the sandbags. She's finishing up her internship at the nature center and returning to North Carolina and she's doing a presentation on shipwrecks as part of her internship commitment. Just thought I'd pass it on if anyone was interested thank you.
Peter

Peter J. Whitmore
NNYBizguy@aol.com

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - Nov mtg minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:45 pm on November 7.  In attendance were Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, Charlie Stage and Diane Hammond. 

 

 

-      Treasurer report:  

Ken Kozin reported that the current balance for the club is at $621.21, which includes $231.15 for the mooring fund.  The report was accepted by the members.

 

  • Secretary report:

Joe Dudiak reported that the minutes from the September meeting were sent to all active members via email and was posted on the club website.  Dennis McCarthy identified a correction in the minutes.  Under ‘New Business’ the minutes should have stated ‘National Geographic TV series’ instead of ‘Australian TV series’ for hosting the ‘Drain the Ocean’ next season.  The minutes were then accepted. 

 

  • Old Business

 

  • Ken Kozin and Dennis McCarthy both applied for a position on NOAA’s advisory committee for the proposed National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Ontario.   

 

  • Ken Kozin reported that all dive wreck buoys are out of the water for the season. 

 

  • Dennis McCarthy reviewed the emails from the NYS Parks regarding the wreck buoys for the Vickery and the Keystorm.  Those buoys should have been designated as mooring buoys instead of informational special markers.  The NYS Park Police and the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation departments have agreed to alter the existing permits to become mooring buoys.   As a result, the club will need to modify the appearance of the buoys to include a blue stripe and a 1 inch reflector tape all around the buoy to conform to the specifications.

 

  • Ken Kozin reported that the mooring applications for the shipwreck buoys have been placed on the club website for any future access.  

 

  • 3-D wreck images

Ken Kozin printed the 3-D image of the Maggie L from the view of the wreck that was prepared by Dennis McCarthy.

 

  • Cathy McCarthy mentioned that club officer nominations for the 2020 dive season should begin.  Joe Dudiak will send a nomination email to all club members in an effort to get input for new nominations.

 

  • Dennis mentioned the National Geographic’s TV series ‘Drain the Ocean’ will include a section about Carlton Island and the shipwreck HMS Ontario next season.  It will be part of Season 3 and will begin in March.

 

  • The club held an impromptu dive to clean-up the sandbags that washed into the river along the River Walk.  Divers and deck hands removed hundreds of sand bags from the river.  However, many more remain on the river bottom.      

 

New Business

 

  • The annual Christmas dinner will be held on Monday December 16 at the Coal Dock restaurant in Cape Vincent beginning at 5:30.  Anyone interested in attending should send their RSVP to jdudiak@twcny.rr.com by November 30.

 

  • The annual Christmas parade theme is ‘Our Best Christmas Memory’.  Discussion was held regarding the club’s participation and some possible ideas.  However, no final decision was reached.

 

  • The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 by president Dennis McCarthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton Diving Club - 2020 Officer Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 officers of the Clayton Diving Club are now open for the following positions:

 

President -   _________________

 

Vice president - ______________

 

Secretary - __________________

 

Treasurer - __________________

 

Dennis McCarthy has indicated he will not seek re-election as president.  Therefore, we are in need for someone to step up to fill that position.  Please consider taking an active role in the club and becoming an officer.  Submit all nominations to jdudiak@twcny.rr.com simply by ‘replying’ to this email.  Nominations need to be provided by November 17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - Nov meeting

The  next Clayton Diving Club meeting will be held on Thursday November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the downstairs conference room at the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St., Clayton, NY 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - Sept meeting minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:30 pm on September 26.  In attendance were Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, John Krake, Bruce Rippeteau, Charlie Stage and Skip Couch. 

 

 

-      Treasurer report:  

Ken Kozin reported that the current balance for the club is at $611.21, which includes $231.15 for the mooring fund.  The report was accepted by the members.

 

  • Secretary report:

Joe Dudiak reported that the minutes from the May meeting were sent to all active members via email and was posted on the club website.  The minutes were then accepted. 

 

  • Old Business

 

  • NOAA proposed National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Ontario

 

Bruce Rippeteau commented that the letter Dennis McCarthy sent on be-half of the CDC was very well done.

Dennis reported that NOAA is establishing a sanctuary advisory council for the proposed sanctuary in Lake Ontario to bring members of the local community together to provide advice to NOAA, to serve as a liaison with the nominating community, and to assist in guiding NOAA through the designation process. Council meetings will be open to the public and provide a place where community interests, support, and concerns are heard. For more information about National Marine Sanctuaries Advisory Councils,

Council members will represent a variety of interests, from recreation and tourism to education and research. We are currently seeking applicants for the following seats:

·         Divers/Dive Clubs/ Shipwreck Exploration (2 seats and 2 alternates)

·         Education (2 seats and 2 alternates)

·         Tourism (1 seat and 1 alternate)

·         Economic Development (2 seats and 2 alternates)

·         Recreational fishing (2 seats and 2 alternates)

·         Recreational boating (1 seat and 1 alternate)

·         Shoreline Property Owner (1 seat and 1 alternate)

·         Maritime History and Interpretation (2 seats and 2 alternates)

·         Citizen-At-Large (2 seats and 2 alternates)

If anyone is interested in becoming a council member, see the link below for more details.

https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/lake-ontario/advisory.html

 

  • Ken Kozin reported that a representative from the NY State Park contacted him regarding a complaint filed by the Clayton Island Tours for a mooring buoy over the shipwreck The Elk. The buoy impeded their glass bottom boat from showing the wreck.  The CDC does not have a buoy on that wreck and they must be referring to the sailboat mooring close to the wreck.  Dennis McCarthy will follow-up with the Clayton Island Tours to explain the situation.   Ken also mentioned that the NY State Park representative stated it is illegal to attach to the club buoy on the shipwreck A.E. Vickery because the orange stripe buoy is classified as a navigation aid.   After discussion no action will be taken by the club at this time.

 

  • New Business

 

  • 3-D wreck images

Dennis reported that the 3-D image of the Maggie L came out great and is posted on the website.   Videos taken of the Dauntless did not produce a very good 3-D image.

 

  • Cathy McCarthy mentioned that club officer nominations for the 2020 dive season will be held next month and that club each club members should consider filling the various positions.

 

  • Dennis mentioned the Australian TV series ‘Drain the Ocean’ will include a section about Carlton Island and the shipwreck HMS Ontario next season.

 

  • Ken Kozin suggested an impromptu dive be held to clean-up the sandbags that washed into the river.  Any diver who is interested in participating should meet behind the Christmas Tree shop at 5:30 on Monday, Sept. 30.     

 

  • The next meeting will be held on Nov 7 at the Hawn Memorial library at 5:30.

 

  • The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 by president Dennis McCarthy.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - Fall meeting

The Fall meeting of the Clayton Diving Club will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26 beginning at 5:30 at the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St, Clayton. 

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - club dive

The Clayton Diving Club has scheduled a dive for Thursday August 15th at 9am
We will be doing shipwreck videos. There is limited space on the dive boat.
Any diver who would like to participate should contact Ken Kozin at 315-286-4352.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Clayton Dive Club surveys the Maggie L.

August 9, 2019

Clayton Dive Club members Ken Kozin and Joe Dudiak video taped the Maggie L. shipwreck for use in computer generated 3D model of the wreck. 8/9/2019


Click on LINK to see image.


Maggie L 3d model
Maggie L 3d model

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Re: Clayton Diving Club - July mtg minutes

The following is a link to the Thousand Islands Life magazine article on the NOAA proposed Sanctuary.

Many thanks to Bob Sherwood/All About Scuba,  Warren Lo and Gerry Wall for their exceptional photos.

https://thousandislandslife.com/noaas-proposed-lake-ontario-national-marine-sanctuary/

More comments on the proposed Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary

From Jim Kennard


Minimal Benefits for a Federally Funded Lake Ontario NOAA Marine Sanctuary
There are areas of the country where a NOAA marine sanctuary has provided a benefit via increased recreational activities and tourism due to unique opportunities that exist in those areas, but these do not apply to the proposed Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary.
For the past 45 years our shipwreck discovery team has located 15 of the 21 shipwrecks described in the proposed Lake Ontario Marine Sanctuary. We have thoroughly researched the 47 potential submerged resources and found that over 50% were incorrectly reported. In May 2019 the National Museum of the Great Lakes published my book Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario – A Journey of Discovery which details the discoveries along with the historical research and imagery of all 21 shipwrecks listed in the proposed area. Listed below are my reasons why I believe there are minimal benefits for federally funding the proposed Lake Ontario NOAA Marine Sanctuary based on my knowledge of the shipwrecks that exist in the proposed area and the general public interest that I have observed,
  • Minimal recreational diving opportunities
  • No shipwreck observation opportunities by the public
  • Potential submerged resources have been grossly overstated
  • Federal and State laws already protect shipwrecks in New York State waters
  • Monitoring shipwrecks without being able to stop the buildup of quagga muscles – A waste of funding
  • Research, documentation, and imagery is published in Shipwrecks of Lake Ontario
  • HMS Ontario is a war grave, and is not located in Lake Ontario eastern basin – do not include
  • Several local museums currently have shipwreck displays for their area
  • A centralized shipwreck facility could pull public interest away from visits to other towns
  • General public interest today in shipwreck presentations is declining
  • Recommendation: Individual townships promote the history of ships wrecked off their shores
Minimal recreation diving opportunities
There are only 6 recreational diving (limit of 130 feet) opportunities off the southern shore of Lake Ontario. Among those the only real shipwreck of historic interest is the schooner St. Peter off Pultneyville. There is very little remaining of the steamer David Mills except ribs and a boiler near Oswego on Ford Shoals. Two of the other wrecks, a house boat and tugboat, are totally smashed up. The tug Cormorant and overturned USCG cable barge are post 1950’s wrecks. The remaining 15 shipwrecks in the proposed marine sanctuary, which our team discovered, are way beyond the recreational diving limits. The recreational diveable wrecks that are that exist in the northern area of the proposed preserve are far from land and not economically worthwhile for dive boat charters operating in the St. Lawrence River.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - July mtg minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:30 pm on July 11.  In attendance were Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Carol Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, Diane Hammond, John Krake and Dick Bleier. 
 
-      Treasurer report:  
Ken Kozin reported that the current balance for the club is at $606.21, which includes $231.15 for the mooring fund. 

  • Secretary report:
Joe Dudiak reported that the minutes from the May meeting were sent to all active members via email and was posted on the club website.  The minutes were then accepted.  Joe also reported that Edwin Hammond sent a donation of $100 for the mooring fund in honor of his brother Bill Hammond.  A thank-you note from the club was sent to Edwin.   The club also received a thank-you note from the Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce for the club’s participation in their clean-up day.  Six divers and two deck hands were there to assist in the clean-up around the village dock. 

  • Old Business
Dennis McCarthy reported that he sent a letter to NOAA expressing the club’s views of the proposal for a National Marine Sanctuary on Lake Ontario.  Dennis received input from various members and incorporated the changes to his draft.  The letter can be viewed at

  • Dennis also reported that he sent a more generic version of the letter to the 1000 Island Life Magazine.  
  • Ken Kozin reported that the mooring buoy for the shipwreck Keystorm has not yet been placed for this dive season.  Ken, Joe Dudiak, and Skip Couch then scheduled to place the buoy on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00. 
  • New Business
  • A club dive to create a 3D video of the Maggie L or the Grandview is scheduled for July 29 at 8:00 AM.  Dennis & Kathi McCarthy will brief the divers on the technique to take the video prior to the dive.  Any diver who would like to participate should contact Ken Kozin at 315-286-4352.
  • TI Museum Events:
History at Noon  -Wednesday, July 24 – History at Noon with Dennis McCarthy. Dennis will present a program on the Mysteries of the North Bay Carleton Island shipwreck.
Sunset History Boat Cruise – Wednesday, July 24 – Carleton Island Tour – Boat will head towards Cape Vincent to tour around historic Carleton Island, site of Fort Haldimand, a Revolutionary War fort. Dennis McCarthy will be on the cruise to relate the history of the island, the people and events that took place there, including Edward Wyckoff’s construction of a large villa, the ruins of which still stand. Tickets are $32 per person. Tour leaves the dock at 5:00. Reservations are required and space is limited.
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  • The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 by president Dennis McCarthy.  

Reminder:  The membership dues for the 2019 dive season is now due.  A release form needs to be submitted each year.  The form and mailing address can be found on the website at https://claytondivingclub.blogspot.com/p/join-us.html


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - July meeting

The next Clayton Diving Club meeting is scheduled for Thursday July 11 5:30-6:45 pm at the Clayton Hawn Library, 220 John St, Clayton.

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - NOAA marine sanctuary for Lake Ontario

A special meeting was held by the Clayton Diving Club on Thursday, June 20 at the Cape Vincent Library to discuss  NOAA’s proposed national marine sanctuary in Lake Ontario.  In attendance were Dennis and Kathi McCarthy, Diane Hammond, Ken & Carol Kozin, Dick Bleier, Ken Knapp, Bruce Rippeteau, John Krake and Joe Dudiak.

 

A number of the members attended a special meeting with NOAA representatives in order to better understand the proposal and to provide valuable input to their draft.  There was much discussion from those attending members who provided unique insight into the existing proposed area as well as the potential to an expanded area to include the 1000 Island region.  Some of the significant benefits discussed were the following:

 

  • Continue to develop and expand the shipwreck buoy program
  • Provide for the maintenance and support of the club’s existing shipwreck buoys
  • Expand on the effort to protect and monitor the shipwrecks
  • Possible clean-up of oil contamination from existing wrecks (i.e., America, Jodery)

 

Some of the challenges mentioned would be the following:

 

  • Unique to New York, land owner boundaries that expand beyond high water mark into the river
  • Resolving existing responsibilities with various state agencies (i.e., DEC, Office of General Services, NYS Parks & Recreation, etc)

 

After much discussion, it was unanimously agreed that the Clayton Diving Club should provide a formal comment to the NOAA proposal.  Dennis McCarthy agreed to draft the comment.   All members of the club are urged to review the proposal and provide relevant feedback to NOAA.   The proposal can be viewed at https://nominate.noaa.gov/media/documents/lake_ontario_nms_nomination_appendix_011717.pdf and any feedback can be submitted to https://www.regulations.gov  (use docket number NOAA-NOS-2019-0032) 

 

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. https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/lake-ontario/

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.  https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs92A0Cpl-Y   

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:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs92A0Cpl-Y                Property issues discussion









Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Clayton Diving Club - May meeting minutes

The meeting was opened by club president Dennis McCarthy at 5:30 pm on May 9.  In attendance were Joe Dudiak, Ken Kozin, Kathi McCarthy, Dennis McCarthy, John Krake and Charlie Stage. 

 

 

-      The International Safety Fair:  

The Clayton Diving Club will host a table at the Safety Fair to be held on Saturday, June 1.  The Fair will run from 11:00 – 2:00 at the Pool House at the Bonnie Castle Resort.  The CDC will have examples of dive flags, handouts of their Diver Flag Awareness poster, examples of a shipwreck buoy and many other items.

 

  • Shipwreck Buoys

Ken Kozin scheduled the installation of the shipwreck buoys for Friday, May 17 at 9:00.  John Krake and Joe Dudiak will assist in that effort.

 

  • Divers Access Dock

Charlie Stage reported that the Divers Access Dock has not yet been placed in the river.  He will contact the Village to get a potential date for this year’s dive season. 

 

  • The Village of Alex Bay is planning a Spring cleanup dive around the  village docks on Saturday, June 8.   Members of the Clayton Diving Club are invited to assist.  The meeting place is at the main village dock between ‘Top of the Bay’ and Coleman’s ‘Dock of the Bay’ at the end of James St.  Divers should arrive before 9:00 AM and be ready to enter the water by 9:30.  The village will provide volunteers to assist on shore.  Lunch will also be provided.   If you are interested, please contact Pete Whitmore at 315-783-9990 or at email subman4050@aol.com to let him know you are planning to attend.   If you have an onion bag it is suggested you bring it to collect trash. 

 

  • Dennis McCarthy provided a 3D model from a gopro video provided by Bob Sherwood of a sunken power boat off of Bonnie Castle.   There was discussion regarding a club dive to film the Maggie L shipwreck in order to prepare a 3D model of that wreck.  We would need teams of divers to film the various views of the wreck.  Dennis will provide instructions on how to take the videos prior to diving.  Anyone interested should contact Dennis at srhf@ix.netcom.com.  A date for the dive will then be determined. 

 

 

  • There was much discussion regarding the proposal to make a section of Lake Ontario a National Marine Sanctuary.  The sanctuary would include Lake Ontario from Rochester into the St. Lawrence river near Cape Vincent.  NOAA is asking for public comment and is holding public meetings regarding their proposal.  A local meeting is scheduled on June 13 in Watertown  at the Jefferson Community College at 6:30 PM.   More information can be obtained at https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/lake-ontario/ 

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  • The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 by president Dennis McCarthy.

 

 

Reminder:  The membership dues for the 2019 dive season is now due.  A release form needs to be submitted each year.  The form and mailing address can be found on the website at https://claytondivingclub.blogspot.com/p/join-us.html

 

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Zephyr Free image of Boat off Alex Bay

Quick 3d image of a boat off Alexandria Bay from video of a single pass
over the wreck by Bob Sherwood.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Clayton Diving Club Status Informational and planning Meeting

Clayton Diving Club Status Informational and  planning Meeting Thursday May 9th from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the downstairs conference room at the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St, Clayton, NY .

1) Dennis will present an update on the possibility of NOAA designating a national marine sanctuary in eastern Lake Ontario to protect historically significant shipwrecks and related maritime heritage resources. (This area is most of the eastern end of Lake Ontario including the water area from the Village to the Town of Lime)

2) The  CDC booth at the  2019 International Boating Safety event. The club has been invited by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary to participate in this  event held at Bonnie Castle on June 1 from 10-5 pm.

Members wanting to help or attend the event should attend the meeting.

3) Dennis will present the results of a 3d model from a gopro video provided by Bob Sherwood of a sunken power boat of Bonnie Castle then last month.

rgds

Dennis


Thursday, April 25, 2019

Alex Bay Spring clean-up dive

The Village of Alex Bay is planning a Spring cleanup dive around the  village docks on Saturday, June 8.   Members of the Clayton Diving Club are invited to assist.  The meeting place is at the main village dock between ‘Top of the Bay’ and Coleman’s ‘Dock of the Bay’ at the end of James St.  Divers should arrive before 9:00 AM and be ready to enter the water by 9:30.  The village will provide volunteers to assist on shore.  Lunch will also be provided.   If you are interested, please contact Pete Whitmore at 315-783-9990 or at email subman4050@aol.com to let him know you are planning to attend.   If you have an onion bag it is suggested you bring it to collect trash. 

 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Clayton Diving Club April meeting reminder


Clayton Diving Club April meeting reminder 

The Clayton Dive Club will hold their quarterly business meeting Thursday April 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the downstairs conference room at the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St, Clayton, NY 



As part of the meeting our VP John Krake will present an overview of the 3D workshop that he completed at this year's Beneath the Sea.  

The goal of the meeting will be to finalize the summers dives and activity schedule. If needed, an activity committee will be formed to ensure that the schedule will be finalized before the end of April.  

The January meeting notes can be reviewed at  CDC January 2019   Please review before the meeting and email any comments to diveclayton@gmail.com  before the meeting. 

Hope you can attend

Dennis, President CDC

(There will be an after meeting get together at a local restaurant.)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

April Clayton Dive Club Meeting


The  next meeting will be Thursday April 11, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the downstairs conference room at the Hawn Memorial Library, 220 John St., Clayton, NY 

The January meeting notes can be reviewed at  CDC January 2019