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Published On 11/22/2015
The GLSPS presented another amazing Membership Meeting get-together. We had a great time and presented the hotel where the GLSPS is having the 2016 UMSAT Show. The guest speaker gave a very interesting presentation about the Mussels in our lakes streams and rivers.
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Published On 12/17/2014
The GLSPS 2014 Annual General Membership Meeting.
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Published On 8/5/2014
The GLSPS took part in the opening of an exhibit in Grand Marais MN at the Cook County Historical Museum. The name of the new exhibit is "By Way of Water"
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Published On 1/16/2014
The GLSPS Presented another great annual general membership meeting November 25, 2013.
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Published On 11/10/2013
The GLSPS prepares the GLSPS RV Preservation Research vessel for the upcoming season of Projects.
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Published On 7/22/2013
Ken Merryman, Jerry Eliason and Craig Smith found another shipwreck in Lake Superior just after they found the Henry B Smith a month and a half ago.
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Published On 5/31/2013
A shipwreck called the Henry B Smith was found in Lake Superior around the Marquette Michigan. The ship was lost in the 1913 Storm. All hands were lost. Amazing that it was found 100 years later!
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Published On 4/30/2013
The GLSPS sponsored their Annual 2013 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project and it was very successful.
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Published On 4/15/2013
The GLSPS offered two free tours to the new HCMC Hyperbaric Chamber in Minneapolis MN.
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Published On 1/31/2013
The GLSPS had a Planning Meeting for the 2013 Programs & Projects January 15 and it now has been completed.
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Published On 11/13/2012
The UMSAT Show Committee Planning one heck of a show this year.
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Published On 11/9/2012
The GLSPS Participates in the 25th 2012 Gales of November Conference

Once again the GLSPS participates in the Gales of November Conference November 2 & 3 2012. The conference is the last Hur Rah for the season. Fellow divers, historians, Authors and great friends meet here to talk about our last summer’s experiences before the winter sets in.
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Published On 10/22/2012
The Wilson Project was almost canceled and at the last hour, it was oked by the Board of Director to continue,
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Published On 8/27/2012
The Grand Marais Harbor Survey was once again a successful Project.
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Published On 8/18/2012
The GLSPS and Randy Beebe had a very successful Mc Cargoe Cove Survey project on Isle Royale.
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The Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project was a success. We found that both the Hesper and Madeira are still in the same shape as last year.
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Published On 7/24/2012
The GLSPS Sponsors its first underwater project of the year, the "Documentation, Photo and Video Practice Project"
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Published On 7/6/2012
The GLSPS launches its first project of the year the "Introduction to Underwater Documentation" Project.
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Published On 5/18/2012
The GLSPS starts the annual / seasonal work required to prepare the Society's research vessel ready for the 2012 season.
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Published On 5/4/2012
The GLSPS had another successful 2012 S.S. Meteor Project
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Published On 4/16/2012
The GLSPS Travels to Milwaukee to attend the 14th Annual host Ships Festival.
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Published On 4/5/2012
The GLSPS Sponsors another Emergency First Responder Course, Wednesday, April 3, 2012.
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Published On 3/27/2012
After many hours, days, months and years the Mayflower final get it's place on the National Register of Historical Places.
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Published On 2/27/2012
The 2012 UMSAT Show planning is done and now the show must go on.
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Published On 2/2/2012
LSMMA Announces Another Great Entertainment Series.
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Published On 2/1/2012
The Projects Schedule has now been released.
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Published On 1/27/2012
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association Presents
Free February Evening Entertainment Series Programs
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Published On 11/18/2011
The GLSPS Presents it's 2011 Annual General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
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Published On 10/21/2011
The GLSPS was asked by WUAA President to give a talk about one of the biggest above water projects they have ever been involved with.
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Published On 9/19/2011
The GLSPS has now finished the summer projects for the year.
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Published On 11/15/2010
GLSPS has received the Lake Superior Magazines Achievement Award for there involvement in Preserving our Historical Resources.
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Published On 9/4/2005
Harold E. Rochat, age 51, of Shorewood, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sept. 4, 2005 boating with his son and friends on Little Trout Bay, near Thunderbay, Ontario.
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Published On 8/15/2016
Pretoria Boiler Relocation Project 2016
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Published On 5/9/2016
GLSPS 20 Year Anniversary
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2022 Projects

Published On 6/15/2022
The GLSPS Process of Installing the shipwreck mooring buoys each year
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Published On 6/15/2022
Going Out With The Buoys
by Dale Koziol

One of the important tasks that GLSPS undertakes every year is setting out mooring buoys. This is done in early June on the R/V Preservation's first cruise of the season when the boat is re-positioned from winter storage at Spirit Lake Marina in Duluth, MN to its summer port at Silver Bay, MN. Later, in mid-September, the process is reversed when the boat is sailed back to Duluth for the end of season projects and winter storage on land.

So, many of you will probably wonder what the heck is a mooring buoy anyway - and why is it so important. Others may recognize a mooring buoy as a big white ball with a floating yellow rope that you can hook on to your boat. But you may not realize how important that is. Mooring buoys are positioned over shipwrecks provide a stable point to tie off boats visiting the dive site. Otherwise, an anchor might be used instead, potentially snagging and damaging the wreck.

Putting out the buoys is a major
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2021 Projects

Published On 8/29/2021
2021 - Fun Dives - Closing Report
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Published On 8/9/2021
2021 - Pretoria - Closing Report
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Published On 7/5/2021
2021 - Cruise Up - Closing Report
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2020 Projects

Published On 3/11/2020
2020 - EFR - Closing Report
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2019 Projects

Published On 10/7/2019
2019 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 9/15/2019
2019 - Cruise to Spirit Lake & Remove Buoy's - Closing Report
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Published On 8/5/2019
2019 - Pretoria - Closing Report
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Published On 6/16/2019
2019 - Cruise to Silver Bay & Setting Buoy's - Closing Report
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2018 Projects

Published On 10/8/2018
2018 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 8/6/2018
2018 - Pretoria - Closing Report
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Published On 7/22/2018
2018 - Madeira/Hesper - Closing Report
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Published On 7/1/2018
2018 - Fun Dives - Closing Report
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Published On 4/10/2018
2018 - EFR - Closing Report
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2017 Projects

Published On 10/1/2017
2017 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 9/12/2017
2017 - Cruise to Spirit Lake & Buoy removal - Closing Report
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Published On 8/27/2017
2017 - Fun Dives - Closing Report
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Published On 7/23/2017
2017 - Madeira/Hesper - Closing Report
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Published On 7/9/2017
2017 - Fun Dives - ADT - Closing Report
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Published On 6/25/2017
2017 - Cruise to Silver Bay & Buoy Install - Closing Report
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2016 Projects

Published On 9/18/2016
2016 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 9/11/2016
2016 - Cruise to Spirit Lake & Buoy Removal - Closing Report
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Published On 8/28/2016
2016 - Fun Dives - Closing Report
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Published On 7/24/2016
2016 - Madeira and Hesper - Closing Report
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Published On 7/17/2016
2016 - Fun Dives - ADT - Closing Report
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Published On 4/6/2016
2016 - EFR - Closing Report
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2015 Projects

Published On 10/4/2015
2015 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 9/13/2015
2015 - Fun Dives - Closing Report
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Published On 7/26/2015
2015 - Madeira and Hesper - Closing Report
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2014 Projects

Published On 10/5/2014
2014 - Wilson/Mayflower - Closing Report
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Published On 7/20/2014
2014 - Madeira and Hesper - Closing Report
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Published On 4/2/2014
2014 - EFR - Closing Report
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2013 Projects

Published On 7/20/2013
2013 - Madeira and Hesper - Closing Report
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