A. E. Vickery Project Introduction and Video
Northeast Underwater Explorers began the A. E. Vickery Project on June 18, 2012, in the upper St. Lawrence River in the United States. The project has two missions: 1) Consistently gathering data for Project Baseline (GUE’s conservation initiative), and 2) Documenting the condition of the wreck, which will be managed on this website.
Photo Archive and Other Resources
Go to the Photo Archive page where you will find our photos as well as photos that we have gathered from other sources. This is where you will find our most recent photos of the Vickery.
A. E. Vickery Project Report
Go to Project Report, Part 1, to read about the project goals and organization.
Go to Project Report, Part 2, Photo Stations, to see the Vickery photo stations. Documenting the wreck using photo stations allows us to maintain consistency in the data that we gather.
Go to the Vickery History page where you will find information about the Vickery primarily from news sources and mainly about its sinking.
St. Lawrence River, USA
The NEUE project area encompasses the upper St. Lawrence River in the United States. The upper St. Lawrence River consists of a complex array of habitats including over 1,800 islands, 2,000 shoals, and thousands of hectares of near-shore freshwater littoral habitats and coastal emergent wetlands.
The St. Lawrence River is the only natural outlet to the Great Lakes, with a drainage basin of over 3/4 of a million square kilometers. It connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the 10th largest river in the world in terms of flow with upper River average discharge of over 243,000 cfs. (Information from SUNY ESF Thousand Islands Biological Station website.)
Project Baseline’s Goals
- To document the health and vitality of the world’s underwater environment
- Increase public awareness of the health and threat to the world’s underwater environments
- Facilitate political action that improves and protects the health of the world’s underwater environments