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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!!
2019 UMSAT Show

New Date for 2019 UMSAT Show!!

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

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

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

UMSAT Show 2019 Exhibitors Contract W/ Registration Form 

UMSAT Show 2019 Exhibitor Sponsors Registration Form

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. 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

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.

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Attention GLSPS Members

This Project has been postponed until Enough Interest is achieved. 

This class will be offered again next year at the same time.  If interested in the class you cab still register now to save your spot!  Fee will not be required to pay if you register now.  So, please register so that we can start a head count for next year.  Payment of the class fee will not be due until two weeks before the class next year.

NAUI Introduction to Underwater Archeology
Sponsored by the GLSPS

May 16, 21, (Classroom)  June 15, 16, (Open Water)

Have you Ever wanted to Learn Underwater Archeological Site Survey and Mapping?  Here is your Chance!

If you Are Interested and need more information, please click on link button.

If interested, please Register ASAP.   

Note:  All class registrations and fees must be finalized by May 7, 2014

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society has been doing more underwater archeological site survey and mapping for placing shipwrecks on the National Register of Historic Sites and for historic area mappings. To help attain trainer divers to participate on these projects, the GLSPS is presenting this class on underwater archeology and shipwreck documentation:
This is your chance to learn new diving related skills and get involved with exciting GLSPS projects.

The Course will allow you to learn the skills and practice the Documentation of an underwater shipwreck by drawing to scale underwater, measuring with tri-lateration, and transferring the information to a site plan.

If interested, please click on above links for more information and registering.

Thank you for your support.

Bob Nelson
Project Leader
Cell 612-916-8183