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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

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
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

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 "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

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!

Lake Superior Magazine Logo 2x1
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.

Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology
Association (WUAA)
15th Annual Symposium 

October 26, 2019

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Neville Public Museum
210 Museum PL, Green Bay WI. 54303

WUAA Symposium 2018
Tori Keifer Giving Her Presentation on the Grape Shot
WUAA Symposium 2018 

Join the GLSPS at the WUAA 15th Annual Symposium for a day of Maritime History for Archaeologists, Maritime Historians, Divers and Great Lakes enthusiasts

There will be a whole day of presentations, exhibitors and discussions about Archaeology, shipwrecks and Maritime History.

Please join the GLSPS and travel with us to the WUAA Symposium.

To learn more about the event and registration.  Please click on the link to view a flyer.  

WUAA Symposium Flyer OCT 26, 2019 

Please feel free to join us!

We hope to see you there!

Gales of November Conference 2019

November 1 - 2, 2019
To Learn More, Please Click on The Links Below

   Gales of November Conference Website

Gales of November Program Schedule



Please Join the 
for the
Gales of November Conference
at the Duluth DE
   Saturday November 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The GLSPS will once again support our friends and Associates of the LSMMA by Presenting a Booth Table in the Exhibitors Room

You Can Renew your Membership, Learn more about our Participation in the Preservation of Maritime History, Purchase Apparel Along With Other Items For Sale.  Or, any other information you might be seeking to Collect
(We always have a t-shir
t sale)

Luncheon Presenter Joel Stone,  about the
"History of Commercial Vessels"
will be at 11:45 to 1:00 PM 

The Opening Reception will be Friday Evening at the Lake Superior Magazine Offices Downtown Duluth
5:00 to 6:30 PM

   GLSPS Booth at the Gales of November 2018

Please join the GLSPS for some end of the season fun!! 



Please Support the GLSPS With Amazon Smile

Please Select the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society as your supported organization at

A portion of every eligible Amazon Smile purchase will automatically be donated to the GLSPS!

Amazon also has thousands of discounted items, especially during holidays. New deals are being added daily, so take advantage of these specials while they last!

The Annual 2019 UMSAT Show

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

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New Location for 2019!

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


The 2019 UMSAT Show is Now Over.

If you attended the show this year we would be honored if you would take the time and complete a survey to let us know how we did.

Here is the link to the Survey

2019 UMSAT Show Attendee Survey

Thank you For Joining us at The Kick Off Event
"Friday Night at the Movies"
It was VERY Successful!

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Show Started at 7:00 PM and Went Until 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

UMSAT Show 2019 Advertising Hanging Poster

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

Thank you for Staying 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 2019 Exhibitor 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.

UMSAT Show 2019 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.



If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help at the show, please click on "Contact Us" and send Bob Nelson an email.

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

Awards 2019

This year we presented Two Awards during the two hour lunch break.  The featured speaker Brett Seymour gave us an awesome presentation after the award Ceremony.  We are hoping to present the Second Award Recipient Dr. Richard Boyd to him however, he was ill and couldn't travel.  We will be presenting is award at a later date.

Divers, historians, show speakers and shipwreck enthusiasts will join us for the sit down lunch to socialize, have a "Buffet Lunch" and honor our 2019 Award Winners.



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


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


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 began 
Friday, April 12, 2019

for the Friday Night at the Movies

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

Saturday April 13, 2019 Was the Main Show

and started at 9:00 AM and ended 6:00 PM.

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

Jimmy's Event, MN!!


UMSAT Show Committee

Show Cell - 612-567-3305

GLSPS Board of Directors

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

The 2020 UMSAT Show will be April 2 - 3, 2020

Location will be the same as 2019 at the Jimmy's Event Center in Vadnais Heights MN

You cab see more by viewing the Left side bar of this website or go to the UMSAT Show website at

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

GLSPS Board of Directors

2018 "Winter" Newsletter

The 2018 Winter Newsletter is Now Available!

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

The 2019 Newsletters are not schedule to be published until November this year.

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,  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

Website URL

  • is once again our direct website address!
    • All content from our legacy site has been transferred to ClubExpress.
    • Note that ClubExpress sends you to 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
  • 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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