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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020


Fred Stonehouse

Maritime Historian and Superb Story Teller

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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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!

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.
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.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

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.

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Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup & Fun Dive

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:30 AM until 6:00 PM
Lake Phalen St Paul
1400 Phalen Dr.
St Paul , MN  

Dean Soderbeck
Registration is recommended
Please bring your dive equipment, warmer clothes and beverages. Full tanks will be provided by BSA Scuba Crew 820. Drop by Northland Scuba for special pricing on other rental equipment!
No Fee

Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup Event

Please click on Link below to obtain the Official Flyer

BSA Lake Phalen Beach Clean up - Official Flyer

Sponsored by: 
BSA Venture Crew 820 and Northland Scuba

Scuba Crew 820 & GLSPS

9th Annual Phalen Lake beach cleanup                                                           

Beach House @ 1400 Phalen Drive

St. Paul, MN

 Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 - Only one Day!

We have two areas around the lake that need underwater clean-up this year.

Lake Phalen Lake Beach House – 9:00 AM (Check in) to 2:00 PM

Team 1 - Go over logistics and pair up divers and non-divers (beach area)

                 for shallow water and deep underwater clean-up zones.

Team 2 - Locate underwater anchor pins & chains, connect them to the floating mooring ball (20-23’deep)

12:00pm -- lunch

1:00pm -- proceed to second clean-up area location at 1530 Phalen Drive (Phalen Lakeside Activities Center north of the Beach House). This area should only take one hour.

3:00pm -- head home                                               



The surface water should be about 60 degrees; 23 feet below the surface it is usually around 52 degrees.         Visibility varies from 6 to 12 feet.

Divers from BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 will team up with divers from the Great Lakes Shipwreck     Preservation Society (GLSPS) in the cleanup. We do need additional volunteers to serve as shore support.

Divers will find a lot of glass, pop cans, and other unusual items in the water. We will also assist the City of         St. Paul by locating the existing mooring anchor chains for the floating swim platform, attaching the mooring  anchor chains to large floats on the surface so the cities life guards can finish connecting them to the swim raft. 


At the Lakeside Activities Center, we will be cleaning debris underwater from shore to about 12 feet of water.      A lot of junk thrown from the promenade deck needs to be removed from the lake bottom.


To register, we need your name, age, phone number, height, weight, and shoe size.           

Sign-up cutoff date is Friday, May 10th.    

This is a free event. Tank of air and lunch provided by BSA Venture Crew 820.


For more information about the outing call                 

Dean Soderbeck

Advisor, BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820                                             

GLSPS, 2nd Vice President