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  Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands

 Dennis McCarthy and Skip Couch, scuba divers for over 40 years, are announcing a new reference book. The “Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands” is a book that documents the lost fleet of ships that lay on the bottom of the St. Lawrence River.  They are casualties of war conflict, natural disasters and human error.  The ships are presented with period photos from Corbins River Heritage, Thousand Islands Museum and private collections as well as period newspaper accounts.  Site descriptions, underwater photos, side scan images and GPS coordinates provide a view of how the wrecks look today.  A great reference book for the scuba diver, fisherman or Thousand Islands enthusiast.  100 Pages, B/W interior, 8.5 X 11 perfect bound   ISBN 978-0-9844250-0-6

 Thousand Islands’ Lost Fleet

 This 20 page color booklet details the Fleet of Lost Ships 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.  With heavy boat traffic and dangerous shoals, this may be the most dangerous section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and River.   Interesting reading and pictures for scuba divers and river enthusiasts. 20 pages, 100 lb gloss Color cover and interior, 8.5 X 5.5 Saddle-Stitch binding

 Skip’s Divers Guide to Cape Vincent & Clayton of the Thousands Islands

In this book, Skip Couch (a scuba diver since the 1960’s and a founding member of the Clayton Diving Club) details the location and history of 29 dive sites from Tibbetts Point Light to Round Island on the St. Lawrence River. Each site has information for divers on location, depths, access, visibility, bottom type and description as well as information on the site history and “Skip’s Tips” for diving the site. Photos as well as side scan images are included for most sites, many with stories from Skip's early days of diving.   48 Pages, B/W Interior, 8.5" x 11", saddle-stitch binding

 Skip’s Divers Guide to the Narrows & Alex Bay of the Thousand Islands

In this book, Skip Couch (a scuba diver since the 1960’s and a founding member of the Clayton Diving Club) details the location and history of 24 dive sites from Rock Island Light to Dark Island on the St. Lawrence River. Each site has information for divers on location, depths, access, visibility, bottom type and description as well as information on the site history and “Skip’s Tips” for diving the site. Photos as well as side scan images are included for most sites, many with stories from Skip's early days of diving.  56 Pages, B/W Interior, 8.5" x 11", saddle-stitch binding

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Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told.

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