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Dennis McCarthy & Skip Couch

Early Scuba Diving in the 1000 Islands

“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. “

This book is now out of print.