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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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Website Updated

GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

New 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
(Meet and Greet Party with food and Beverages)
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 or Phil Kerber at

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

  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

The GLSPS Participates in the 25th 2012 Gales of November Conference

Phil Kerber  | 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.
The GLSPS has participated in this conference since 1997.  We always support each other’s organizations and those that have the same interests in helping preserve maritime history.
Every year we travel to Duluth Minnesota with all of our booth equipment and materials to display what we have done throughout the years, what we’ve done the past summer and what we plan to do for the next year.  We promoted our own 2013 UMSAT Show, sold apparel, sold new memberships and renewed current members.  We also walked around the exhibitor’s hall to visit the many booths to see what they are up to and renew any memberships that are due for us individually and for the GLSPS.
One of our own active members and former Presidents of the GLSPS was a speaker st the conference.  He gave a talk on a project he has been very involved in the last three years.  The Project is called “Grand Marais Harbor Survey Project”.   He spent much of his very little free time to survey artifacts that are laying on the bottom of the harbor.  These very valuable artifacts may need to be cataloged and relocated when progress sets in or, the artifacts will be buried forever.  It is a real problem.  If interested in this project, please contact Steve Daniel by logging on the website at and click on contact us and then click on Steve Daniel’s email address.

Please join us for the next 2013 Gales of November conference.  Here is a link to the website to learn more about the conference.



Thank you for your support,


Phil Kerber

GLSPS President