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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 3 - 4, 2018

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
(Including Awards Banquet)

New Location!

Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington

 
For more information on the 2017 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 Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.

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. 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. 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 Superior Scuba Charters and 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.

If you are interested in booking a day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining a north shore day cruise.



Harriet "B" ROV Survey Project 2017

(Dates dependent on Grant Approval)


This Survey Project is on going until the nomination to the national register has been completed and submitted to the Board of Directors at the Minnesota Historical Society in St Paul MN.


 
Harriet "B" In The Day


 
Harriet "B" Capstan Taken from Drop Cameras at 600 feet Deep.


 
  
 
Harriet "B" Remains of a Toilet that fell out of the Cabin


The Harriet "B" was discovered by shipwreck hunters in 2008 and had a potential to be nominated to the National Register of Historical Places.  In this process the GLSPS needed funds to accomplish it's goals and ideals to finally place the Harriet "B" on the National Register.

In March 2017 the GLSPS applied for another Legacy Grant to complete the deep water shipwreck survey to finally have enough information and photos to move forward on the nomination.  This is another opportunity for members to join us to see and hopefully learn more bout the process. 

If you have any interest in joining us to learn more about the documentation for nominating a shipwreck, please register for the project or contact any of the GLSPS staff below.  Or, click on the link to read more about the project on the event page.  Harriet "B" ROV Survey

We are always looking for new faces so if you are interested please contact us!!

Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Board of Directors



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2017 R/V Preservation Season Preparation Work Weekends


Thank you to all that helped prepare the RV Preservation for the 2017 season of Projects!!



Save the Date - 17th Annual UMSAT Show


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Saturday, March 25, 2017


The UMSAT Show is now past and was another successful show.  We had a lot of positive feed back about the show this year.  Those of you that missed it, missed an AWESOME show!  


Thank you to all that attended, including the public, members, exhibitors, sponsors, local dive shops, Local County Sheriff's Departments, and mostly the speakers that were a  large part of making the
show successful. 

We would also like to extend our deepest thank you to all the volunteers that helped! 

A special thanks to our friends from the east - Ghost Ships Festival in Milwaukee.

Visit the UMSAT Show website for more info and view pictures from the 2017 UMSAT Show here is the link to the Photo Album


Keep your show program book as it has very valuable information in it.  You can use it throughout the year to you find - dive shops for training, dive equipment, charter services, repair services.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the program book and listed as sponsors on the site. They may even have a discount if you tell them you found their ad in the UMSAT Show program book!
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2017 Show Sponsors!

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

Platinum Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors

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2016 Fall Newsletter is Now Available

The Fall 2016 newsletter is now available to GLSPS members!


Click on the link below to view or print your color copy.

2016 Fall Newsletter

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and thank you again for your support!

Please Contact Us if you have any questions or comments on the newsletter, projects or society.



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 this year.  Here is the link to the 2017 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.



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 are 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. Family - $35 - Up to four Family Members.
  3. Watchman - $50
  4. Boatswain - $100
  5. Helmsman - $200
  6. Mate - $500
  7. Plank Owner - $1000 & Up
* 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 our projects!





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