Jim & Pat have shared their love for diving for the past 27 years. The Stayers along with their good friend Tim Juhl formed Out of the Blue Productions and have discovered and documented several shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. From these adventures the trio has authored 2 books (“Shipwrecks of Sanilac” and “Sole Survivor“) and produced over a dozen videos. Their work has appeared on all major commercial networks. Jim is a licensed U.S.C.G. Captain, and together the Stayers run a dive charter boat in the Great Lakes.
Pat is a marine artist and computer graphics professional. Jim is a past president of the Michigan Underwater Preserve Council. Out of the Blue Productions, also puts on “Shipwrecks Remembered”, the second largest shipwrecks show in the midwest.
The Wexford…A Victim of the Great Storm of 1913
In November of 1913, the worst storm to ever strike the Great Lakes claimed numerous ships and hundreds of sailors.
In Lake Huron, eight large steel ships were lost with all hands during a 16 hour period. One of these ships, the Canadian freighter Wexford, was discovered in August of 2000.
Out of the Blue Productions will tell the tale of that terrible storm and take you underwater to view the Wexford as she lies today.