Jim & Pat have extensive experience in finding and documenting shipwrecks.  They have found 8 shipwrecks and documented over 40 others. They have assisted different organizations from across the United States and Canada on their projects.  The Stayers have their own 28 foot boat, side scan sonar, and depth sounders, along with two HD cameras, underwater housings and lights.

Through their 35 years of diving and researching vessels they have gained a wealth of knowledge in schooner and steamer construction.  In addition, they have advance computer skills. Over the years they have scanned several thousand historical photographs, restoring many of them. Pat is considered an expert in the field of video editing, Photoshop, and page layout, and assisted people nationwide.  The couple has given workshops on techniques of shooting and editing High Definition and Standard video.


Research & Documentation


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