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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott

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.

News Stories

GLSPS Presents 2011 Annual General Membership Meeting

GLSPS Board of Directors  | Published on 11/18/2011

The GLSPS Presents it 2011 Annual General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2011.



The meeting started out by everyone helping themselves to snacks provided by the GLSPS.  Then the GLSPS President Phil Kerber, started with presenting to the members what the GLSPS has accomplished throughout the 2011 season of projects.


Phil then presented the Board of Directors Election results indicating that that all nominees were re-elected.


The new Board of Directors elected for the next two years are:


O Tom Brueshaber

O Paul Imsland

O Ken Merryman

O Bob Nelson



Congratulations to the re-elected Board of Directors!


After the Official business of the GLSPS was presented, we introduced the special speaker for the evening,  Steve Daniel, one of the GLSPS standing Board of Directors and Put It Back (PIB) Chairman.


Steve gave a talk to the General Membership on all the Projects the GLSPS performed in 2011.  The GLSPS scheduled 19 Projects total for the 2011 season.  We Completed eight above water Projects and six Underwater projects.  Unfortunately, we had to postpone or cancel 5 projects on the account of the weather or not enough people to commit to helping on the projects. Peoples / members time seemed to be a factor in the scheduling this year.


We also talked about what we will be proposing for projects in 2012. 


After the presentation and a rather lengthy discussion on future projects, we adjourned the General Membership Meeting and mingled with folks the rest of the evening and to welcome any new members.


Thank you again for all your support in the past and in the future.


Best regards,


GLSPS Board of Directors