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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.

HomeAward Winners 2013

Awards Banquet 2013

Phil Kerber GLSPS President MC of the Awards Banquet        

Phil Kerber GLSPS President and MC of the Awards Banquet / The room is filled with Banquet attendees.

Tom Brueshaber GLSPS Secretary / Founding Member - Presenting the Awards to the Award Winners


After the UMSAT Show join your fellow divers and shipwreck enthusiasts to socialize and honor the year 2012 GLSPS Award Program Winners:


BSA Venture Crew 820 was awarded the Dive Community Contribution Award


BSA Venture Crew 820 Receiving Award


Jeff Redmon of Redmon Law Charter was awarded the GLSPS Appreciation Award


Jeff Redman Receiving Award


C. Patrick Labadie previously Director of the Duluth Marine Museum and currently of Thunder Bay National Maritime Sanctuary was awarded the GLSPS Special Acknowledgement Award


C. Patrick Labadie Receiving Award

After the Award was presented, an announcement was made that this award was renamed the C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgement Award after a Maritime History's most dynamic historian.



The dinner was from 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM in the St. Croix Ballroom with a cocktails and reception starting a 7:00 PM.


Our guest speaker was an interesting and dynamic speaker Bret Gilliam who spun some humorous yarns from his lengthy career in the diving industry. As promised the evening was filled with laughter and great stories. We thoroughly enjoyed Bret's encore presentation.

Bret Gilliam - Giving his great presentation about the Dive Industry and how it has advanced through the years.
Thank Bret for the Great Presentation!