It's easy to picture an archeologist at work, labouring under the hot sun, meticulously sifting soil and unearthing precious artifacts; but that's not how Tāne Renata Casserly works. With the same spirit of exploration as his tūpuna, Tāne dives to the bottom of lakes and oceans around North America to survey and document shipwrecks.
Long before road and rail were developed to meet mass transportation demands, the Great Lakes were the superhighway of North America. However, safe passage was not always guaranteed, thanks to sudden storms, dense fog and human error. "We're exploring areas that haven't been seen since that ship went down because they are so deep and remote. It's so exciting to be there but it's also exciting to tell those stories to other people and share that experience."