The St. Lawrence River Historical Foundation, Inc. (SRHF) was formed as a non-profit corporation in July of 1994 to promote research and education regarding the maritime history of the St. Lawrence River.
SRHF is supported by individuals, companies, and other non-profit organizations.
For additional information please contact SRHF at the following address
St. Lawrence River Historical Foundation Inc.
35669 Beadles Point Rd. W.
Cape Vincent, NY 13618
History of SRHF
St Lawrence River Historical Foundation Inc
Founded in 1993
We’ve given presentations at Oswego’s “Great Lakes Underwater”, Ogdensburg’s “Founders Days”, Cape Vincent’s “Historical Weekend” as well as presentations at the in Hammond Museum, Cornwall Brothers Store and Museum in Alex Bay, the Thousand Island Museum in Clayton, Thousand Islands Land Trust, Clayton, Aquatarium, Brockville, Ontario, and the Cape Vincent Museum.
1994-1997 Iroquoise Project survey and identification of 18th-century shipwreck on Niagara Shoal. Among others, worked with New York State
Preservation, Peter Engelbert from the Province of Ontario and Nick Rule,
- Received NAS II certificates from the British Nautical Archeology Society
1995 - Watertown Daly Times story “Shedding Light on a St. Lawrence River
Shipwreck. By John Golden
1998 - North Bay Video for New York State
1999 - Joint NYSDA/SRHF underwater site proposal
2003 - testified on the State’s handling of a French and War anchor for the Court
case of French Creek Marina vs. NYS
2007 - His Majesty Schooner Anson a.k.a. Iroquoise, Great Lakes Underwater
2009 - conducted a cannon survey near Carleton Island with Jim Kennard, one
of the discoverers of the Revolutionary War British Ship “Ontario”
2011 - discovered the “Box Stove Wreck” in Cape Vincent and worked with New
York State to identify and protect it
2012 - 2013 Battle of French Creek program at Thousand Islands Museum
2013 - first Shipwreck display at the Thousand Islands Museum. Peg Dolan of
Cape Vincent and Rochester wrote and performed the song “Silence”
for the display
- Launched the Fort Haldimand.com Web site
2014 - provided St. Lawrence River content for the Sea Grant State Fair exhibit.
2016 - Channel 7, Watertown “Secrets of Carleton” video with John Moore
- Dennis McCarthy returned to Niagara Shoal with a film crew from Spiegel
Television, Germany to photograph the Iroquoise as part of a TV series
on the Thousand Islands that was broadcasted in France and Germany in
May of 2017. At 257 years old, the Iroquoise was still resting on the
bottom of the St. Lawrence River on Niagara Shoal less than 35 miles
from where she was launch in 1759 near present-day Maitland Ontario.
- Cannon dedication at East End Park, Cape Vincent
2017- Inland Seas, the Quarterly Journal of the National Museum of the Great
Lakes, Volume 73, Page 98-108 His "Majesty’s Schooner the Anson, Late
2019 - help design signage for cannon displayed at East End Park, Cape
-Hoisted Drain the Oceans producer and crew at Cape Vincent.
- "Carleton Island’s North Bay Wreck" By Dennis McCarthy, Quarterly
Journal of the National Museum of the Great Lakes, 2019, Volume 75,
2020 - Historic Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands by Dennis McCarthy
Journal of the Ordnance Society, 2020, Volume 27, Page 58 - 69
- NOAA Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands slide show