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SRHF operates in accordance with New York State law. Archeological resources located underwater are the shared cultural and historical legacy as well as legally the property of the people of the state of New York.
Because of the educational value of submerged resources, responsibility for their management is with the State Department of Education. The Department’s New York State Museum has responsibility for the protection and care of historical sites on submerged lands. It has authorization to gather data about them through issuing permits for underwater projects of an educational nature.
Monday, January 7, 2019
What is SRHF ?
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 Historic
Preservation, Peter Engelbert Archeologist for 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 an 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 Vincent
-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,
- Presentation "Historic Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands" at the Nautical
Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society 2019 Conference - Wooden Walls and
Stone Bastions, University of Portsmouth, England. 16th-17th November 2019
2020 - Historic Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands by Dennis McCarthy
Journal of the Ordnance Society, 2020, Volume 27, Page 58 - 69
2021 - “First Person,” an interview show at North Country Public Radio St. Lawrence University
- Watertown Daily Times - Chris Brock: Interview Dennis & Kathi McCarthy about
SRHF & ABM talk
- “Shipwrecks of the 1000 Islands” evening Lecture on Virtual Lecture Series Antique
- Cape Vincent dedication of the East End Park Pavilion & St Louis shipwreck sign
- Launched website www.ti3ds.com
- WDT Article by Chris Brock: “Ship shapes: 3-D technology opening new world for
exploring underwater wrecks”
- Lyme Heritage Center Talk "Shipwrecks don't come with names" ID of a
shipwreck discovered off Cape Vincent, NY"
- Presentation to the English Speaking Union “Shipwrecks of the Thousand Islands”
2022 - 18/19th Century Boat/Ship Building in Cape Library with George Sperry – Ship
building at Fort Haldimand on Carleton Island.
Thousand Islands Museum presentation on the history of Fort Haldimand on Carleton Island