Northeast Underwater Explorers leads a number of conservation, documentation, and site development projects in the upper St. Lawrence River.
Wreck of the A. E. Vickery
On June 18, 2012, NEUE launched the A. E. Vickery project. The purpose of this project is to document the condition of the wreck. The bow of the wreck is at approximately 60 ft and the stern at approximately 100 ft. There is usually strong current on this wreck.
- Visit the Photo Archive
- Read the 2012 Report Part 1 (general information and overview).
- Read the 2012 Report Part 2 (photo station information).
- View summer 2013 photos of the Vickery.
- Read about the history of the A. E. Vickery.
- Read about the launch of the project.
Fish ID Project
NEUE supports the work SUNY ESF’s Thousand Islands Biological Station by gathering data on eight species of fish. This data will help TIBS locate certain populations and give them clues about the general health of the environment.
This project is suitable for both recreational and technical divers and is easy and fun. Gathering data is as simple as noting which species you see, how many, and where and should take only a minute of your dive time.
Bonnie Castle Dive Site
NEUE in partnership with Bonnie Castle Resort, All About Scuba, and Blue Foot Diving, has been instrumental in developing the dive site at Bonnie Castle Resort.
- Easy access from shore
- Wooden platforms at approximately 30 ft.
- Natural and human-made features including small wrecks and an anchor among many others
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