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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

New Date for 2019!!

April 12 - 13, 2019


Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Including After Party with food and Beverages)

New Location for 2019!

Jimmy's Event Center Vadnais Heights MN
 
For more information on the 2018 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2019 UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org


If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org or contact Ken Merryman at kmerryman@glsps.org or Phil Kerber at pkerber@glsps.org

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!


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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!


GLSPS Project Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Thank you, Scott and Tracy!



Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
Lumberman



Jay Hanson from North Shore Scenic Cruises has helped the GLSPS on many projects. Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diver.

Jay has taken a different path for the past few years and his scuba charters are no longer available. However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Wenonah which was previously used to transport people from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale, MI. He now offers day cruises on the North Shore of Lake Superior and is docked at the Silver Bay, MN Marina.

If you are interested in booking a 2 hour - day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining him and his staff on a north shore day cruise.



2018 R/V Preservation - Membership
Harbor Cruise & BBQ




                          




  The R/V PRESERVATION is ready for launching and well on its way to another exciting season of fun and interesting projects.

The GLSPS Board of Directors are inviting all members that helped on the boat, other programs or projects and members that are just interested in becoming more active with the Society. 

Please join us for the "Membership Cruise and BBQ"
on the RV Preservation 
 



We invite you to join with us and get to know the R/V PRESERVATION and more people in the GLSPS. We'd love to share a day of fun and camaraderie.  So don't be shy and come on up to Spirit Lake Marina in Riverside Duluth, MN.  The 
GLSPS Membership Cruise and BBQ  is Sunday June 3, 2018.  Here is the link to learn more and to register.  Membership Cruise and BBQ - 6/3/2018


Registration

Please register for the Membership Cruise and BBQ - We will need a head count as to who is joining us and what we need for food.


GLSPS Board of Directors
Ken Knutson - RV Preservation Chairman
kknutson@glsps.org


14th Annual S.S. Meteor Preservation
and
Stabilization Project

                                April 28 - 29, 2018




Photo Taken After the Hull Was Painted in July 2014 

     

   

"2017 S.S. Meteor Project Photos"

Please Join us in Making this Preservation Project a Huge Success!
Presented By:

The Great lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, Superior Public Museums
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association and Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association



The S.S. Meteor Preservation and Stabilization Project is coming up fast.  The date is April 28 & 29, 2018.
If you are interested in volunteering to help preserve this very valuable Maritime History Museum - Whale Back Ship, please click on this link to learn more.

  




S.S. Meteor Project 2017 Photos




If you are interested, please Register for the Project.  This is a requirement in order for us to create a head count for food.

Hope to see you at the S.S. Meteor Whale Back Museum Ship
Saturday and or Sunday, April 28 - 29, 2018


Barkers Island Hotel is offering a $50.00 per night room.
Please reserve your room ASAP and before the blocked rooms fill up
The Barkers Island Hotel phone number is, 715-392-7152
Ask them about the special pricing by mentioning the "Whaleback Cleanup"



The 18th Annual 2018 UMSAT Show


 

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The UMSAT Show 2018 is now over. 
Our Sincere Thanks to those that attended the 2018 show this year!

If you were a Attendee of the show, please take a moment (3 Min) to complete a survey by clicking on the Survey Link

2018 UMSAT Show Survey



Thank you again for attending the 2018 UMSAT Show.  We hope you had a Great Time!


UMSAT 2018 Advertising Brochure


UMSAT Show 2018 Poster


Same Location for 2018!
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439

Here is the photo link to Last Springs 2017 UMSAT Show


Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2017 Photos


Stay with us for a Weekend Getaway,
Click the link below to reserve your room

Reserve Your Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel


Don't miss the kickoff event, "Friday Night at the Movies"
Friday, March 2, 2018
7:00 to 10:00 PM

 

 

To learn more, please visit the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below

 

UMSAT Show Website



Is your business related to Scuba Diving or Adventure Travel?

You can be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor for the Show!
Please click on the link below to print the Registration Form.


UMSAT Show 2018 Exhibitors & Sponsors Registration Form


If you are a business associated with Scuba Diving Maritime History, Adventure Sports or Travel, and would like to participate as an Exhibitor in our EXPO,  please click on the button below for the Contract and Registration form.


2018 UMSAT Show Exhibitors & Sponsors Contract

   
If you would like to help promote the UMSAT Show, please contact us for additional information on how you can help.

If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, tropical dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos to find them on their websites.  The logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show and GLSPS Websites.

 


If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year, including Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and dive equipment.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book!


If you would like to Advertise in the UMSAT Show Program Book, please contact us.

 

We Need VOLUNTEERS!
If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on "Contact Us" and send Bob Nelson an email.

1/2 price on the lunch is given to all volunteers!

Awards 2018


This year we will be presenting the Awards during the two hour lunch break.  A featured speaker will be presenting after the award presentation.  We will only be presenting one or two Awards this year

Divers, historians, show speakers and shipwreck enthusiasts will join us for the sit down lunch to socialize, have a "Buffet Lunch" and honor our two 2018 Award Winners.

 

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Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors for the 2018

UMSAT Show.


Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.

 

 

 Please Click on the Logos Below to Gain Access to their Websites

 

Platinum - Sponsors for the 2018 UMSAT Show

 

         

 

 

Gold - Sponsors for the 2018 UMSAT Show

 

   

 

 

Silver - Sponsors for the 2018 UMSAT Show

 

  
  

 

 

 

Past UMSAT shows have proven to be amazing

and entertaining, you DO NOT want to miss this year's show!

 

 

 

 Please Mark You Calendars, the 2018 UMSAT Show will begin
Friday, March 2, 2018

for the Friday Night at the Movies

Starting at 7:00 PM and Goes until 10:00 PM.


Saturday March 3, 2018 is the Main Show

and will start at 9:00 AM and goes to 6:00 PM.

The after / Social Meet and Greet Party Starts at 7:00 PM 

Please join us for the UMSAT Show at the

Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington, MN.

 

UMSAT Show Committee

www.umsatshow.org

info@umsatshow.org

Show Cell - 612-567-3305

GLSPS Board of Directors
info@glsps.org


2017 Spring and Fall Newsletter are Available

The 2017 Spring and Fall Newsletter Are Now Available!


Click Here to view your copy of the Spring Newsletter.
Click Here to view your copy of the Fall Newsletter.

Please Note: You will need to log onto the GLSPS website to obtain your copy.

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Select the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society as your supported organization at smile.amazon.com

A portion of every eligible Amazon Smile purchase will automatically be donated to the GLSPS!

Amazon also has thousands of discounted items, especially during holidays. New deals are being added daily, so take advantage of these specials while they last!


Become a Member


GLSPS membership is open to anyone interested in doing something to help preserve these amazing historic and recreational sites.

It's easy to become a member - annual dues are only $25. Your membership will entitle you to receive two newsletters per year, a GLSPS membership sticker, and an opportunity to participate in GLSPS sponsored projects. We are a non-profit 501.c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about us in our membership brochure!


Become a Member - Online  Become a Member - Mail Form

GLSPS Member Benefits

  1. Two newsletters per year
  2. Access to the members view of the GLSPS website
  3. Opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the R/V Preservation
  4. Annual BBQ and Cruise on the R/V Preservation during the launch weekend
  5. A variety of training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members
  6. Discounts on equipment rentals and free air for members participating in projects
  7. Discounts on dive equipment purchased from your local dive shops that participate in the annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show
  8. Annual General Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year, typically in November
  9. A chance to help the Society as an active member and, to learn new things to help you be more of a dynamic person at your careers and your everyday life
The most you will get out of being a member is the amazing satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect and preserve maritime history for years to come.

You will receive many email communications and announcements from the GLSPS website, www.glsps.org.  SOme of the emails you will be receiving are, Newsletters, Meeting notices, Upcoming Programs and Projects, and any other GLSPS activities or society news.

The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member. The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society.

So please join us in the fun helping preserve maritime history by clicking on the membership level you prefer.

Tax Deductible Membership Levels:

  1. Crew - $25
  2. Crew Family -$35.00 Up to Four Additional Family Membes
  3. Watchman - $50
  4. Watchman Family - $60.00 Up to Four additional Family Members
  5. Boatswain - $100
  6. Boatswain Family - $110.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  7. Helmsman - $200
  8. Helmsman Family - $210.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  9. Mate - $500
  10. Mate Family - $510.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  11. Plank Owner - $1000 & Up
  12. Plank Owner Family - $1010.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
* Memberships Watchman and above are listed in our newsletters.

Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member and we look forward to seeing you on our projects!





Website Updates

GLSPS.org

Website URL

  • GLSPS.org is once again our direct website address!
    • All content from our legacy site has been transferred to ClubExpress.
    • Note that ClubExpress sends you to glsps.clubexpress.com when you log into the website; this is expected behavior.

New Menu and Content

  • Projects Archive
    • Includes project info as far back as 1994, two years before the GLSPS was officially started!
  • Programs
    • Highlights our ongoing efforts and provides summary for multi-year projects.
    • The 2017 Organizational Structure has been added to the Program Documents.  This outline lists the Society's Objectives, Priorities, Committees, Programs and Projects for this year.  Here is the link to the Organizational Structure Outline
  • Wrecks / Dive Sites
    • Historical info, preservation efforts, current location, mooring buoy status (as available), and more!

We'd like to hear from you!

  • The GLSPS is trying to save time and money for our Newsletters, Membership renewal notices and other correspondence by saving on paper, printing and postage.  Please provide you email addresses by sending them to info@glsps.org
  • Send any website comments, ideas, suggestions for improvements, corrections, etc to Nick Lintgen or  Phil Kerber.



Website Updated June 18, 2018
 
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