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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.

HomeFun Dives on the North Shore 2017

GLSPS Fun Dive Event 2017 (Announcement)

Fun Dives aboard the R/V Preservation from Silver Bay Marina
August 26 - 27, 2017

(Canceled - Weathered Out)!

Join us for this fun and relaxing GLSPS event!

Learn More and Register Now by Clicking on the Link.


Photo above:  Tim in the port engine bay installing the updated exhaust pipe, with Phil, Bob and Jeff supervising.
Photo by Jack Decker

Photo above: Tim watching a loon enjoy the marina.
Photo by Jack Decker
Photo above: Bob, Jeff, and Tim (L to R) at Palisade Head.
Photo by Jack Decker

(Tentative)  Click Here

Hope you can join us this year!

GLSPS Board of Directors

(Canceled - Weathered Out)!  No closing Report for 2017!

2017 GLSPS Fun Dives on the 

R/V Preservation on the North Shore


Closing Report


August 26, 27, 2017


Crew: Phil Kerber (Captain), Jack Decker (Event Leader), Jeff LeMoine, Bob Frenchick, Tim Pranke.

This is a continuation of the GLSPS Board of Directors desire to encourage members that haven’t participated for a while, or not at all, and new members to participate and meet other members. Even though we didn't do any diving, we still had a good time!

The waves were too rough to dive on Saturday, and weren't any better on Sunday.  The sky rained on us for all of Saturday.  We did spend quite a bit of time talking:  scuba, scuba gear, cars, dive sites, etc...  By Saturday afternoon, weather conditions improved enough that we did leave the boat to do some sight seeing up to Palisade Head and inland a bit.

So, despite not being able to dive, we still accomplished some of the goals of the Board of Directors.  We had a good, safe, time and got to know other members!

Jack Decker

GLSPS Event Leader