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Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

If we are allowed to have a physical Show
The Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 9 - 10, 2021

Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM


If we have a Virtual Show Only
The dates would be

April 6 - 10, 2021

There will be one speaker each night 
starting at 7:00 PM

Saturday will have two speakers and
the GLSPS Awards Event 
Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents
  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

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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GLSPS Project Sponsors

Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
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. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  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

Home2011 Projects Summary

Completed Projects 2011 

June 1st through September 30th


S.S. Meteor Project
April 29 - May 1st
McDougall's Dream Fundraiser
September 24


Hesper Display at Silver Bay Marina
May 1st
(Photo By Steve Daniel)

R/V Preservation Work Weekends and Launch
May 21 through June 5th
(Photo by Steve Daniel)


R/V Preservation Harbor Cruise
June 5th
(Photo by Steve Daniel)


Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project
July 16 and 17th
(Photo by Steve Daniel)


McCargoe Cove Project
August 5th through 10th
(Photo By Randy Beebe)


Grand Marais Artifact Documentation Project
August 20 and 21
(Photo by Sarah Lee)


Gooseberry Falls Logging Artifact Documentation Project
September 10 and 11
(Photo by Todd Olson)


Wilson Project 
September 17 and 18
(Photo from video by Phil Kerber)


The above projects were performed and completed by volunteers from the GLSPS.  The projects came from an idea in someone's mind then transformed into something great by developing a plan.  Then after a meeting and approval of the GLSPS Board of Directors, it became reality as a future project.  The person with the idea typically becomes the "Project Leader" (or assigns someone to help them).  It's great diving fun from then on!

Most of the reports have been completed and are ready for your viewing pleasure.
  Please click on "Project Reports 2011" to  learn more about the projects.  As time passes, we will be adding more pictures and content to each project report.  Please check back to the website to see what was added.  If you have any questions concerning any project performed by the GLSPS, please click on "2011 Projects", find the project in interest on the schedule, then seek as to who the project leader was and contact him or her.

The GLSPS would like to thank all the Project Leaders for help in planning their great projects, Captains / Boat Operators that operated the R/V Preservation and divers from the GLSPS Membership for volunteering their time to help on these great preservation and documentation projects.

Unfortunately the projects are completed for this year but, if you are interested and would like to join us on a project or two next year, please check back to the this website in January for the new "2012 Project Schedule"  If you are interested in any of the future projects, please "REGISTER" ASAP to reserve your spot on the project. 


If you have a great idea for a preservation, documentation or stabilization project, please let the GLSPS know.  You can start by clicking on the Button link provided to print out a form and send it to the GLSPS Board of Directors to review. 



Project Request Form





Thank you for all your Support!

GLSPS Board of Directors

Phil Kerber - President

Bob Nelson - 1st Vice President

Kelly Murphy - 2nd Vice President
Paul Imsland - Treasurer
Tom Brueshaber - Secretary
Ken Merryman - Director
Steve Daniel - Director
Todd Olson - Director

Project Leaders:

Phil Kerber  - S.S. Meteor Project.

Randy Beebe - McCargoe Cove Project Isle Royale.

Corey Daniel - Madeira, Hesper Monitoring Project.

Steve Daniel - PIB Chairman - Hesper Display - Gooseberry Falls and Grand Marais Harbor Survey Projects.

Todd Olson - Thomas Wilson Project.

Those that helped prepare the R/V Preservation for all the above projects.