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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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Website Updated
10-21-19





GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

2020 FEATURED SPEAKER
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

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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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
Lumberman



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.

The Annual 2020 UMSAT Show




Saturday, April 3 - 4, 2020
Friday - 7:00 - 10:00 PM 
Saturday - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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Jimmy's Event Center
(Entrance Through East Door)
3565 Labore Rd.
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
651-482-1233

 



Please Join us at The Kick Off Event
"Friday Night at the Movies"
It's a VERY GOOD TIME!!  

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Show Starts 7:00 PM and can go to 10:30 PM.

To Learn More About the Friday Night at the Movies Event, Please Click on This Link


Friday Night at the Movies Event Information





View Photos from the Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2019



Please stay with us for a weekend getaway at the Holiday Inn Express


Holiday Inn Hotel Reservations


To learn more, please visit the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below

UMSAT Show Website



Is your business related to Scuba Diving or Adventure Travel?

You can be a Platinum, Gold or Silver Sponsor for the Show!

Please click on the link below to print the Registration Form.

UMSAT Show 2020 Exhibitors Sponsors Registration Form

If you are a business associated with Scuba Diving Maritime History, Adventure Sports or Travel, and would like to participate as an Exhibitor in our EXPO,  please click on the button below for the Contract and Registration form.


2020 UMSAT Show Exhibitors Contract

   
If you would like to help promote the UMSAT Show, please contact us for additional information on how you can help.

If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, tropical dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos to find them on their websites.  The logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show and GLSPS Websites.

 


If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year, including Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and dive equipment.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book!


If you would like to Advertise in the UMSAT Show Program Book, please contact us at info@umsatshow.org

 

 

We Need VOLUNTEERS!
If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on "Contact Us" and us an email at info@umsatshow.org.

1/2 price on the lunch is given to all volunteers!

Awards 2020

Please Join us for the 9th Annual Awards Luncheon!

If you would like to Nominate your favorite Dive or Maritime History Preservation Hero, please click on the link below to print the form and send it to info@umsatshow.org

Awards Program Forms

Divers, historians, show speakers and shipwreck enthusiasts will join us for the sit down lunch to socialize, have a "Buffet Lunch" and honor our 2020 Award Recipients.

 

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Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors for the 2019

UMSAT Show.

Please let us Know if you are Interested in Becoming a Sponsor!

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Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.

 

 

 Please Click on the Logos Below to Gain Access to their Websites

 

Platinum - Sponsors for the 2019 UMSAT Show

 

         

 

 

 

Gold - Sponsors for the 2019 UMSAT Show

 

    

 

 

Silver - None this year
  

 

 

 

 

 

Past UMSAT shows have proven to be amazing

and entertaining, you DO NOT want to miss this year's show!

 

 

 

 

 The 2019 UMSAT Show begins  
Friday, April 3, 2020

for the Friday Night at the Movies

Starting at 7:00 PM and goes until 10:00 PM.


Saturday April 4, 2020  is the Main Show

and starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.

Thank you again for joining us for the UMSAT Show at the

Jimmy's Event, MN!!

 

UMSAT Show Committee

www.umsatshow.org

info@umsatshow.org

Show Cell - 612-567-3305

GLSPS Board of Directors
info@glsps.org



The UMSAT Show 2019 was another GREAT Show!  
Our Sincere Thanks to those that attended!

The 2020 UMSAT Show will be April 3 - 4, 2020

Location will be the same as last year's show which will be at the Jimmy's Event Center in Vadnais Heights MN

You can learn more by viewing the left side bar of this website or go to the UMSAT Show website at https://umsatshow.org



Thank you again for attending past UMSAT Shows. 
We hope you had a Great Time and will Attend the 2020 Show!



GLSPS Board of Directors
info@glsps.org
info@umsatshow.org





2019 Annual General 
Membership Meeting


Tuesday November 19, 2019

Location and Time:

Lund's Community Room 13081 Ridgedale Dr Minnetonka, MN.

6:30 to 9:00 PM

 

Phil Kerber - President - Annual General Membership Meeting


Meeting starts at 6:30 PM

Hors D'oeuvres and Beverages are Supplied

We are also broadcasting the meeting via "Zoom" Online Meeting System

Please go to the main event page to obtain the link to the the Zoom Meeting

Guest Speaker for the evening:

Ken Merryman, 

Traveler, Historian, Shipwreck Hunter and GLSPS Board of Director


Presents:

"New Shipwrecks and Their Preservation"


Ken will also discuss his latest c
ircumnavigating the Great Lakes, and, what's planned for one of the largest
Monitoring and 3D Photogrammetry projects ever organized as a multinational effort and cooperation.



Ken Merryman Guest Speaker at the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting
Shipwreck Hunter and GLSPS Board of Director 


Please click on this Link to see the Event Page

GLSPS Annual General Membership Meeting


We hope you will join us! 






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2018 "Winter" Newsletter

The 2018 Winter Newsletter is Now Available!


We are hopeful that the "2019" Spring  & Fall Newsletters will be completed by December.

Click Here to view your copy of the 2018 Winter Newsletter.

Please Note: You will need to log onto the GLSPS website as a Member to obtain your copy.



Become a Member


GLSPS membership is open to anyone interested in doing something to help preserve these amazing historic and recreational sites.

It's easy to become a member - annual dues for the "Crew" basic membership level is only $25. Your membership will entitle you to receive two newsletters per year, a GLSPS membership sticker, and an opportunity to participate in GLSPS sponsored projects. We are a non-profit 501.c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about us in our membership brochure!


Become a Member - Online  Become a Member - Mail Form

GLSPS Member Benefits

  1. Two newsletters per year
  2. Access to the members view of the GLSPS website
  3. Opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the R/V Preservation
  4. Annual BBQ and Cruise on the R/V Preservation during the launch weekend
  5. A variety of training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members
  6. Discounts on equipment rentals and free air for members participating in projects
  7. Discounts on dive equipment purchased from your local dive shops that participate in the annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show
  8. Annual General Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year, typically in November
  9. A chance to help the Society as an active member and, to learn new things to help you be more of a dynamic person at your careers and your everyday life
The most you will get out of being a member is the amazing satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect and preserve maritime history for years to come.

You will receive many email communications and announcements from the GLSPS website, www.glsps.org.  SOme of the emails you will be receiving are, Newsletters, Meeting notices, Upcoming Programs and Projects, and any other GLSPS activities or society news.

The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member. The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society.

So please join us in the fun helping preserve maritime history by clicking on the membership level you prefer.

Tax Deductible Membership Levels:

  1. Crew - $25
  2. Crew Family -$35.00 Up to Four Additional Family Membes
  3. Watchman - $50
  4. Watchman Family - $60.00 Up to Four additional Family Members
  5. Boatswain - $100
  6. Boatswain Family - $110.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  7. Helmsman - $200
  8. Helmsman Family - $210.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  9. Mate - $500
  10. Mate Family - $510.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  11. Plank Owner - $1000 & Up
  12. Plank Owner Family - $1010.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
* Memberships Watchman and above are listed in our newsletters.

Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member and we look forward to seeing you on a future project!





Website Updates

GLSPS.org

Website URL

  • GLSPS.org is once again our direct website address!
    • All content from our legacy site has been transferred to ClubExpress.
    • Note that ClubExpress sends you to glsps.clubexpress.com when you log into the website; this is expected behavior.

New Menu and Content

  • Projects Archive
    • Includes project info as far back as 1994, two years before the GLSPS was officially started!
  • Programs
    • Highlights our ongoing efforts and provides summary for multi-year projects.
    • The 2017 Organizational Structure has been added to the Program Documents.  This outline lists the Society's Objectives, Priorities, Committees, Programs and Projects for the next few years.  Here is the link to the Organizational Structure Outline
  • Wrecks / Dive Sites
    • Historical info, preservation efforts, current location, mooring buoy status (as available), and more!

We'd like to hear from you!

  • The GLSPS is trying to save time and money for our Newsletters, Membership renewal notices and other correspondence by saving on paper, printing and postage.  Please provide you email addresses by sending them to info@glsps.org
  • Send any website comments, ideas, suggestions for improvements, corrections, etc to Nick Lintgen or  Phil Kerber.



Website Updated October 21, 2019
 
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