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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!!

New Date for 2019!!

April 12 - 13, 2019

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Including After Party with food and Beverages)

New Location for 2019!

Jimmy's Event Center Vadnais Heights MN
For more information on the 2018 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2019 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at or contact Ken Merryman at or Phil Kerber at

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

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.

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.

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Photo Album List

Most Recently Added and Updated Albums
Photos taken during the June - 16-17, 2018 cruise to set mooring buoys and re-position the Preservation for the summer project season
2018 Spring Cruise to Silver Bay
58 photos - updated 6/20/2018
BSA Venture Crew 820 Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup 2018
BSA Lake Phalen Beach Cleanup 2018
6 photos - updated 6/13/2018
GLSPS Membership Cruise and BBQ 2018
RV Preservation Cruise & BBQ 2018
54 photos - updated 6/6/2018
RV Preservation Work Weekends to prepare boat for season 2018 dive projects.
RV Preservation Work Weekends 2018
36 photos - updated 6/13/2018
Antelope Shipwreck to the NRHP
Antelope Shipwreck NRHP 2017
1 photos - updated 5/13/2018
Safety Committee Photos
Safety Committee
1 photos - updated 4/18/2018
BSA & GLSPS Join together to invite the Youth to dive. Oct 2017
BSA Pumpkin Carving Dive 2017
3 photos - updated 4/1/2018
S.S. Meteor Project 2018
S.S. Meteor Project 2018
101 photos - updated 5/2/2018
Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2018
Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2018
231 photos - updated 3/10/2018
Intro to Shipwreck Diving with BSA Venture Crew 820
S.P. Ely 2017 Documentation - Intro to Shipwreck Dive
5 photos - updated 1/25/2018
Photos of the ship when she was still sailing.  Some were donated by Todd Twopapers.
S.S. America Vintage Photos
10 photos - updated 1/25/2018
November 21, 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
2017 Annual Membership Meeting
4 photos - updated 12/3/2017
Thomas Wilson Project 2017 was cancelled this year because of weather and poor U/W visibility
Thomas Wilson Invasive Species Monitoring Project 2017
7 photos - updated 11/12/2017
RV Preservation Cruise 2017 up the shore in the spring to Silver Bay and Back down to Spirit Lake Marina for final projects and winter lay up.
RV Preservation Cruise Up & Down Shore 2017
77 photos - updated 4/18/2018
Fun Dives with Air Down There Scuba 2017
Fun Dives with ADT Scuba 2017
9 photos - updated 11/12/2017
RV Preservation Work Weekend 2017
RV Preservation Work Weekends 2017
16 photos - updated 6/6/2018
UMSAT Show 2017
Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2017
179 photos - updated 4/23/2017
S.S. Meteor Project 2017
S.S. Meteor Project 2017
231 photos - updated 5/8/2017
Pretoria Securement Project 2017
Pretoria Boiler Securement Project 2017
34 photos - updated 1/25/2018
Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project 2016
Madeira / Hesper Montoring Project 2016
31 photos - updated 10/9/2016
GLSPS Access Buoy Program tp Preserve our Shipwrecks
Access Buoy Program
12 photos - updated 9/20/2016
Fun Dives on The R/V Preservation
Fun Dives August 27-28, 2016
7 photos - updated 11/12/2017
Thomas Wilson Invasive Species Monitoring Project 2016
Thomas Wilson Invasive Species Monitoring Project 2016
21 photos - updated 10/9/2016
Pretoria Boiler PIB Project
Pretoria Boiler Relocation Project 2016
147 photos - updated 11/15/2017
RV Preservation Work and Launch Weekends 2016
RV Preservation Cruise & BBQ 2016
8 photos - updated 6/6/2018
Underwater Adventure Presentation Series 2006
5 photos - updated 4/26/2016
Minneapolis Boat Show 2006
2 photos - updated 4/26/2016
Lafayette Binnacle Stand Returns
5 photos - updated 4/26/2016
USS Essex Mast Restoration
10 photos - updated 4/26/2016
Hesper Propeller Fluke PIB
5 photos - updated 4/21/2016