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Shifting Sands & the Shallow Wrecks of Whitefish Point

Many people know of the fabulous deep wrecks of Whitefish Point, but did you know that there are many wrecks in less than 50 feet of water. Join Jim & Pat Stayer, as they visit several of these shipwrecks. See a couple of shipwrecks discovered in under 25 feet of water complete with anchors, capstan, rigging, and other artifacts still lying on the bottom where they have been for well over a 100 years. They Stayers will also explore the Alex Nimick in under 25 feet of water complete with engine, windlass, and steam whistle. See what time and shifting sand reveals as they revisit this wreck.

Jim & Pat Stayer

Jim and Pat Stayer are explorers and well-known underwater filmmakers dedicated to promoting maritime history and remote dive destinations to audiences across North America. They have been diving for 44 years and share their love for shipwrecks and the underwater world through their 3 books and 30 DVDs. Recently they have been compiling an extensive video data base of animal behavior. The couple has been referred to as the one of the best animal behavior videographers, according to Ernie Brooks. Jim & Pat served as President and Secretary of the Michigan Underwater Preserve Council and were two of the founders of the Sanilac Shores Preserve. Together they ran a dive charter boat in the Great Lakes and discovered 8 shipwrecks, including the New York and Mary Alice B. The Stayers were underwater cameramen for the History Channel and their footage has appeared on several major networks worldwide. Pat is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and Jim is a USCG Licensed Captain. Now retired, they have circled the globe over a dozen times producing documentaries about exotic dive destinations.

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