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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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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.

HomeHarriet "B" Survey Project 2017
Harriet B  ROV Survey Project 2017

July 3 - 4, 2017

This Survey Project is ongoing 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 Historic 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
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