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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

New Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott

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

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Meet and Greet Party with food and Beverages)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at or contact Mary Lillimo at or Phil Kerber 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

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.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

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.

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McCargoe Cove Documentation and Survey Project.


August 1 - 5, 2012

Satellite  Picture of McCargoe Cove

Mapping the Artifacts found in McCargoe Cove

Photo by Randy Beebe

Grooved Stone Found in McCargoe Cove

Photo by Randy Beebe

For more information about the Project, please click on link button below



McCargoe Cove Survey Project - 8/1/2012





McCargoe Cove Underwater Phase I Archeological Survey


August 1 - 5, 2012


Closing Report


McCargoe Cove Survey Project; Year Two


Seven volunteer divers from the GLSPS traveled to Isle Royale National Park on August 1st  to conduct an underwater Phase I archeological site survey of McCargoe Cove. This long, narrow inlet on the Island's northeast coast has a rich history of human activity dating back thousands of years.  The five day trip completed a two-year project that was done in collaboration with the National Park Service under the direction of the Isle Royale Cultural Resource Manager and  NEPA Specialist,  Seth DePasqual.  The divers on the team included Pete McConnell, Dan Lewandowski, Kelly Murphy, Jeff Pearson, Bob Nelson , and Randy Beebe.  Two boats were used again this year on the project including the R/V ARCTIC FOX and the GLSPS dive boat the R/V PRESERVATION Captained by Bob Nelson. 

This year, just as last, we had a great team and the overall result was a productive, informative survey as well as an exceedingly enjoyable trip to the Island.  Initial feed back from the Park Service is very positive with some discussion of possible future  collaborative projects both underwater and above water.


The survey fieldwork has now been completed along the length of the nearly two-mile long cove with the divers swimming along at specified contour depths while recording any items of interest with underwater photography and GPS coordinates in UTM format.  This data will be recorded and organized and will be a contribution the Park Service’s understanding of our underwater cultural resources.


Overall, the project went without a hitch other than being weathered in on Amygdeloid Island for a couple of days longer than planned. This spot was a great place to be weathered in though as we explored the island and enjoyed the hospitality of the National Park Service.

Coming in November at the "Gales of November" conference in Duluth, Seth will be giving a presentation on McCargoe Cove and the survey project.  I hope to see you there!

Randolph Beebe

Project Leader GLSPS