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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

2020 UMSAT Show Hanging Poster

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Front of Postcard

2020 UMSAT Show Advertising Back of Postcard

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

2020 FEATURED SPEAKER

Fred Stonehouse

Maritime Historian and Superb Story Teller

More Speakers


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

Location
 
For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org



If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at marylillemo@gmail.com "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at pkerber@glsps.org

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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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
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News Stories

The GLSPS Travels to the Ghost Ships Festival

GLSPS Board of Directors  | Published on 4/16/2012

 

The GLSPS traveled to Milwaukee once again to attend the 14th Annual Ghost Ships Festival.  This year the Festival was  much later than it usually is.  Normally they schedule the event in early March.  This year the Hotel booked someone else in that time.

 

The attendance was down this year and the speculation as to why was because of the later scheduled event.   However, it still carried on as a great show like it always was in the past.

 

This year was a very special event this time.  We had three special events / happenings that occurred for the GLSPS this year. 

 

One, Kimm Stabilfeldt announced that this was his last Ghost Ships Show as an organizer.  The GLSPS would like to thank him for all his hard work putting together this show for the last 14 years!  We will miss you and your expertise in running the show.  The GLSPS and Kimm have always worked together to bring a great show to the Upper Midwest area of the United States.  We worked together on sharing speakers, ideas and supported each other throughout the last 13 years.  The GLSPS will continue the synergy with the new management of the show in the years to come.

 

Two, Saturday evening when visiting with all our friends after the show, we realized that a major event was going to take place that evening.  Using our smart phones, we Googled and researched the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic sinking.  In or research, we figured out that 100 year ago at 12:30 AM  Sunday,  (because of the time zone and DST) was the exact time the Titanic sank.  So we alerted Brad Friend, (Ghost Ships manager this year) that we need to raise our glasses to remember the Titanic and all that lost their lives on that fateful night.   The time came and the entire bar raised their glasses to saluted the Titanic tragedy and bowed our heads in a mariners prayer for those who died.

 

The later planned Ghost Ships Festival may have been for a reason, Hummmm??

 

The third thing,  because the show was so late this year, all six of us that traveled to the Festival, booked two charters to dive the Milwaukee Street Car Boat and the Prins Willem.  Unfortunately the Captains had to cancel the charters because of the high winds they forecasted for Sunday.  DARN!   We dragged / hauled all our gear over there too.  Oh well, I guess we will have to try later.

 

As usual the show was fun.  We always meet new people and visit with old friends.  The GLSPS promoted our 2013 UMSAT Show, the S.S. Meteor Project that is coming up two weeks and our projects we did in the past and what we have planned in the future.  We also researched the possibility of bringing the Society's Research vessel the R/V Preservation up the south shore of Lake Superior to do some preservation and stabilization work in Wisconsin's Apostal Islands.  We are still researching this since many of the shipwrecks out there have already been documented by an Archeological study.  There may be a possibility of preserving and stabilizing a few of the shipwrecks in that area by providing our underwater construction abilities to help slow down further deterioration.  Some shipwrecks are simply debris fields and this process may not be feasible to be performed but, some may still be eligible.

 

A good time was had by all!  If you are ever interested in joining the GLSPS in traveling to Milwaukee for the Ghost Ships Festival, please let us know and we can make arrangements for you to car pool with us.

 

I hope to see many GLSPS members join us on a project this year or in the future.

 

Safe travels and diving  (STAD)

 

GLSPS Ghost Ships Volunteers

Phil Kerber - President

Ken Merryman - Board of Director UMSAT Show Chairman

Paul Imsland - Treasurer 

Kelly Murphy - 2nd Vice President

Pete McConnell - Documentation Chairman

Jim Christiansen - Volunteer