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The Arrow is a 42' Custom made dive vessel
Powered by twin Diesel motors
Oxygen on Board
Twin fin ladder
Seats accommodate any tank configuration
Head on Board
Built with diver safety in mind
Arrow Charters are unique in that:
We are crewed by a professional crew. We always have a PADI Instructor, Boat Captain, and Divemaster on board. Our crew is fully insured on board and in the water. We are a Dive Charter run by Divers!
In water supervision is available upon request.
Instructors are welcome to use the Arrow as a teaching platform for your students. With 4 or more paying students the instructor is free.
Current Max diver capacity is 6 until we obtain our COI
Full Air fill station at the Harbor.
All PADI courses available.
$ 80 AM or PM 2 tank dive
$140 for full day 4 dives
$ 60 for 1 night dive
Note: Full day charters Include Lunch
Air Fills Available at Harbor: $7 per 80cu fill, $15 for tank rental 80cu
Rental Equipment is available at the dock.
***IF YOU WISH TO DIVE A CANADIAN DIVE SITE PLEASE CHECK WITH STAFF FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PAPERWORK***
Please contact Freedom Scuba USA to secure your charter date prior to purchase of charter seat in store.
Arrow Charter Phone #: 315-882-3678
Wreck of the Keystorm
The S.S. Keystorm was built in Great Britain in 1909-1910 for the Keystorm Transportation Co. in Montreal. She was a cargo steamer, 258 feet long with a 42.5 foot beam and a displacement of 2300 ton. She had two boilers and a triple expansion steam engine with 16", 26", and 44" diameter cylinders X 36" stroke placed aft. The after house contained the galley, crew's men, dining room and quarters for chief, oilers, firemen and second engineer. The rest of the crew including the captain's cabin were in the forward quarters. The pilot house was arranged particularly for canal service.
On October 12, 1912 while bound from Ashlabula, Ohio to Montreal with a load of coal, she struck Scow Island shoal in fog near Alexandria Bay N.Y. The pumps were put in operation immediately but it became evident that the ship was doomed. Five hours later the Keystorm sank stern first and rolled over onto her starboard side going down. While her cargo of coal was salvaged, several attempts to raise the ship using steel pontoons failed. Formal hearings and investigation revealed that both Master and Mate were negligent in navigation and command of the vessel causing its loss.
One mile west of Oak Island - middle of St Lawrence River
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude: 44° 25' 46.0812" N Longitude: -75° 49' 21.7812" W
The America, as it is most commonly referred to, was actually named the "American". It was used as a blasting barge to make sure parts of the St. Lawrence River was clear for ships. The wreck site is located just across the shipping channel from Jordstat Castle and Dark Island, just east of Mallorytown Landing. The wreck lies on the US side of the river. Canadian boats going to this wreck must check in with US customs first.
The America came to a sudden end as a result of an accidental explosion in 1932, The ship sank in an overturned position near some shoals, but currently rests in about 75 to 80 feet of water. Care must be given when diving the site. The mooring buoy is in shallower water, but the strong current must be considered when traversing the guideline that runs from the large anchor (which actually wasn't from the America) at the mooring site, which goes over some shoals and down the slope to the wreck. Underneath the wreck lies a heavy layer of oily silt, so care must be taken not to touch or drop down into the silt, lest your gear becomes coated with black oil.
The underside of the wreck can be easily penetrated, with easy access to the outside from both sides. On the wreck itself, the current is very manageable. However, it can be a struggle getting to the bow of the wreck. If you choose, you can then ascend to the top of the wreck (the bottom of the ship since it is overturned) and fly the keel back to the stern. You will see the two large props protuding from the stern. Be sure to grab the line as you reach the stern or you may be in for a ride into the shipping channel.
Ship Type: Steel Drill Barge
Sunk June 20, 1932
Length: 92 ft
Depths: 80 ft
Location: Across the shipping channel from Jordstat Castle and Dark Island, St. Lawrence River, New York side
GPS: N44 27.070 W075 49.110
Henry C. Daryaw
The Henry C. Daryaw was a 220 ft long steel freighter that sank in 1941 when she ran upon a shoal between American and Canadian Channels. The navigator did not see the shoal in a deep fog and Daryaw ran into it striking her bow. The Daryaw flipped upside down while sinking and landed right next to the channel wall with the deepest part at 90ft.
6 miles west of Brockville, Ontario and approsimately 1/4 mile from shore
~ GPS Shipwreck Location ~
Latitude: 44° 31' 34.0212" N Longitude: -75° 45' 45.2412" W