###Contact: Tricia Bannister, Clayton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director (315)686-3771 Michael Folsom, TheShipWatcher.com (315)374-5273
Clayton, N.Y. - The Clayton Chamber of Commerce, along with the Village of Clayton and TheShipWatcher.com, announced today that United States Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay is expected to dock in Clayton over the July 4th weekend. USCGC Neah Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug based out of Cleveland, Ohio, will dock at Clayton's Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park and be available for public tours. The vessel is expected to be in Clayton on Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3. USCGC Neah Bay is known to perform law enforcement, environmental protection, search & rescue operations and support for aids to navigation activities, along with winter ice breaking duties. The vessel is one of many 140-foot ice breakers operated by the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Cutters have made numerous visits to Clayton over the years and participated in the July 4th festivities. This summer, Clayton will host its annual July 4th fireworks display on July 3 over the St. Lawrence River. The Thousand Islands Regional Dock at Frink Park is located on Riverside Drive in Clayton and was recently the site of the first-ever Sailing Seaway Clayton festival, which featured tall ship Lynx. For more information on Clayton and the visit by USCGC Neah Bay, contact the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 686-3771.