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Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

2020 UMSAT Show Hanging Poster

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Front of Postcard

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Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020


Fred Stonehouse

Maritime Historian and Superb Story Teller

More Speakers

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 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 "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors Sponsors Registration Form

  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.
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2008 Projects

Updated 10/09/2008
Date Project Project Leader & Captain(s) Comments PL Telephone
April 26 - 27 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project Phil Kerber Joint Project between GLSPS, WUAA & LSMMA; Completed much needed work. 763-420-2059
June 7 Preservation Launch & Shakedown Phil Kerber, Steve Daniel & Bob Olson Completed and all went smoothly. 763-420-2059
June 8 Preservation Day Boat Work Completion Celebration Phil Kerber, Steve Daniel & Bob Olson Completed - Two boat loads of members enjoyed cruises on the St. Louis River. 763-420-2059
June 14 - 15 Mayflower Documentation Tim Pranke & Bob Olson Cancelled due to extremely poor visibility. 763-545-1738
June 21 - 22 U/W Preservation Tools & Techniques Class & Ely Survey Phil Kerber, Bob Olson & Ken Knutson Completed - An educational experience for all. 763-420-2059
July 12 - 13 Mayflower Documentation Tim Pranke & Ken Knutson Cruised to the site but had to cancel due to wind and poor visibility. 763-545-1738
July 26 - 27 Mayflower Documentation Tim Pranke & Steve Daniel Postponed due to poor visibility on the site. Will re-schedule September. 763-545-1738
August 2 & 3 Beaver Bay – Charlie Anchor Securing to Bottom Phil Kerber & Bob Olson Project Completed Successfully along with survey of the Madeira Pilot House damage. 651-426-1159
August 16 & 17 Gold Rock Point & Twin Points SAS Bottom Surveys Steve Daniel & Bob Nelson Evaluated two potential sites for a future SAS project. 651-470-5389
August 16 & 17 Robert Wallace Project Ken Merryman & Bob Olson Brought up stern mooring, added bow mooring; started bow video survey 763-785-9516
August 23 - 24 Mayflower Documentation Pete McConnell & Phil Kerber Project tasks successfully completed in spite of 2' to 8' visibility. 763-545-1738
September &
October weekends
Robert Wallace Project Ken Merryman & Bob Olson 6-7 - Cruised boat down on 6th
Weathered out on the 7th
13 - Successfully videoed Stb Bow Area in low vis 14th weathered out
20-21 Weathered out both days
27-28 - Strung line to port side bow & started video survey. One day of bounce camera work surveying bow area.
10-4 Completed all survey work. Surveyed port bow - found anchors & windlass
September 5 - 7 America Project Ken Merryman & Ken Knutson The project is postponed until next year to apply resources to Mayflower & Wallace Projects. 763-785-9516
September 6 - 7 Mayflower Documentation Pete McConnell & Phil Kerber Project Completed Successfully. Visibility better, but still much to do. 763-545-1738
September 20 - 21 Mayflower Documentation Pete McConnell & Phil Kerber 20 - Made 6 dives in Marginal weather. On the Road Producers videoed project for Television;
21 - Weathered out

The GLSPS dive boat, the Preservation, will be available for use with many of these projects. Members, this is your opportunity to get involved and participate. Projects are open to GLSPS Members. Divers must have Advanced Open Water Diver certification or comparable experience and be trained to work with tools and techniques underwater. The GLSPS will offer training for the latter. If you are interested, please contact the trip leader and sign up early.

Boat Work Weekends - All weekends in April, May and June will be work weekends on the GLSPS boat Preservation.  The boat is located in West Duluth at the Spirit Lake Marina.  We will be car pooling to go up Friday night or Saturday morning -- stay on the boat at night and return Sunday.  Each person is responsible for his own meals.  For details call Ken Knutson 612-861-8851.


GLSPS America Preservation Project - (September 8-10) - This is the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society periodic project to preserve the shipwreck America at Isle Royale.  Participation is limited to members of GLSPS.  The date set is tentative and will depend on whether there is sufficient damage this year to warrant a project.


Robert Wallace National Register Documentation Project - Two Weekends in October - This will be the start of a two season 240' deep documentation project of the Robert Wallace for the National Register Nomination scheduled to be written in 2008.  Work will involve videoing, photographing, exploring, sketching, artifact inventory, and some measurements of the site.   Participants will be requested to keep location confidential until submission of the nomination.