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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

GLSPS Held Another Successful Annual General Membership Meeting

Phil Kerber  | Published on 1/16/2014

The GLSPS Held its 2013 Annual Membership Meeting November 26.



The GLSPS held its 2013 Annual General Membership Meeting Tuesday November 26, 2013.  This annual membership meeting was a much greater success than past annual meetings because of a few fundamental reasons.



1- The membership has represented a greater interest in people wanting to help with the volunteer efforts for different committees and projects. 

2- We are an interesting group that enjoys preserving maritime history.

3- During the summer of 2013, the interest in joining us for projects dropped off substantially.  This fall and for some reason the interest has dramatically increased. 

4- We had the annual meeting later in the month and later in the day so more members could find the time to join us this year. 

5- This needs no introduction and that is because we had Ken Merryman as our featured evening speaker.  Ken Merryman gave a presentation about the 1913 Storm of the Century and the Discovery of the Henry B Smith, which was sunk in that storm.  It was both an ironic and amazing coincidence that the finding of the Henry B Smith, just so happened to be 100 years ago.  Ken also showed rare and first time underwater video footage of the Scotiadoc with drop cameras.  AMAZING!!



Phil Kerber (GLSPS President) gave a presentation at the beginning of the meeting about the 2013 programs and projects that were performed and the results of the Board of Director Elections. 


Snacks were served and a lot of shipwreck diving chatter was being discussed as well.



A great time was had by all that joined us.  We met some interesting and interested people that may step up as volunteers in the very near future.



Thank you to all that joined us for the annual membership meeting.  Please look us up soon, perhaps you too could be more active in the GLSPS.



Please don’t miss our next GLSPS Annual General Membership Meeting November 18, 2014



We also hope to see you on a project or Committee in future.




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