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Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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02-02-20





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
Lumberman



 

News Stories

Wilson Project Must Go On!

Phil Kerber  | Published on 10/22/2012
The Wilson Project was almost canceled and at the last hour, it was approved by the Board of Director to continue,

After the flooding on the North shore in June 2012, flood water from all the tributaries  flowing into the lake stirred up the silt on the bottom of lake Superior in both the Harbor and out into the main lake.  This caused visibility issues on the Thomas Wilson throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall.  However, at the very last hour we were informed by our connections in the Duluth area that the visibility has improved greatly.

The new date was scheduled for October 13 & 14, 2012.  The visibility for the project turned out to be 15 to 20 ft the weekend of the project.  Just enough visibility to meet the GLSPS S.O.P. 

The first day was a bit cold but the water was still 42 degrees.  The R/V Preservation had to break out the heaters to amke it very comfortable in the cabin area of the boat. 

We completed the Zebra and Quaga Mussel counts in all the assigned areas.  The data collected indicated that the Quaga Mussel population has increased.  The Zebra Mussel count stayed the same in some areas and increased in others throughout the shipwreck.

A lot of new silt was discovered on the wreck and it almost seems the stern is covered with more silt than last year.

We are also disturbed about the large amount of garbage that was surrounding the shipwreck.  This may have been from the river during the flood but it seems to only be around the shipwreck area.  We are not sure what this means at this time but we are researching it.

The Wilson Project was another successful project.  This was the last project of the year.  We are making plans to pull the boat out for the season and winter layup.

A fall color cruise on the river and around the harbors is scheduled for Sunday September 28, 2012 after the Mc Dougall's Dream Fund Raiser in Superior Wisconsin.

Thank you to all that participated in the Wilson Project and other projects throughout the summer season.  We hope you will chose to join us next year for one or two projects next year.

Phil Kerber
GLSPS President