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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.

HomeCruise RV Preservation to Silver Bay 2018

2018 R/V Preservation - Cruise to Silver Bay Marina 



June 16, 17, 2018

Every year the RV Preservation is cruised up the North Shore of Lake Superior to it's final summer destination and slip, Silver Bay Marina.  The GLSPS Board of Directors and project leaders decided it would be best to keep the vessel centrally located to most of the projects scheduled for the season.  Because this is a two day event the GLSPS decided to make it a cruise that both the non diving and diving membership could enjoy.  Please click here to learn more about the event.

On the way up the north shore GLSPS diver volunteers install the shipwreck mooring buoys.  Moorings buoys are installed by the access committee and are there for boats to moor on while scuba diving the shipwrecks.

This year we found that the down line on the S.P. Ely has be removed (stolen)  If you know any information about who may have taken it, we would like to have it back since it wasn't even a year old.  Therefore the volunteers haven't been able to install the buoy until a new down line and other attaching hardware has been purchased and assembled.

Please see "Wreck / Dive Sites" Page of the is website to see the dates and what and when the shipwreck mooring buoy's were installed.

Please join us for this really adventurous cruise.  We have a great time cruising, diving, installing the shipwreck mooring buoys and the comradeship you get from this kind of event.

Hope to see some new faces this year.

Ken Knutson
RV Preservation Chairman Senior Captain

Tim Pranke
Event Leader and Captain

Closing Report: 

Coming soon!!