Jim and Pat Stayer are explorers and well-known underwater filmmakers dedicated to sharing shipwrecks and remote dive destinations to audiences across North America. They co-authored 3 books and produced 30 DVDs.
The couple has been referred to as 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 founders of the Sanilac Shores Preserve.
Together they ran a dive charter boat in the Great Lakes and discovered 8 shipwrecks. 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 Licensed Captain.
60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley
The Carl D. Bradley was the biggest ship on the Great Lakes until the launch of the Edmund Fitzgerald. This year is the 60th anniversary of her sinking.
The program contains: Frank Mays, the only living survivor, sharing his story as he watched his ship break in two and spent a night clinging to a tiny raft as it fell between mountainous waves; Coast Guard Captain Harold Muth recalling the evening he took the USCGC Sundew and her crew out in the raging gale to look for survivors; along with underwater footage of the Bradley sitting in 360 feet of water today.