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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 2 - 3, 2018

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

Same Location as 2017!

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.

HomeMadeira / Hesper Monitoring Project 2017

Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project 2017

July 22 - 23, 2017

 

    

          

              

2017 Madeira / Hesper Monitoring Project Photos


Please join us for an adventure Diving the shipwrecks along the North Shore to help Monitor them for deterioration

During this project we are going to monitor the conditions of each shipwreck through visual observation drawings and also using both still and video photography.  


 

The Madeira and Hesper have been underwater for a very long time.  Mother nature has done a great job preserving them but she has beaten them up along the way.  As divers we dive these shipwrecks and will eventually cause wear from diving them year after year.

This is were volunteers from the GLSPS step in to help.  With the joint effort of the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) the GLSPS tries to help stabilize and preserve these shipwrecks from further deterioration.  We work closely with the state organizations and near by Cities near the shipwrecks, to gain access through special permitting to perform the underwater work we perform to preserve the shipwrecks and ultimately maritime history.  

Before we can do any of this, we need to document and monitor each shipwrecks deterioration characteristics.  If the shipwreck looks like it's in danger of collapsing or is becoming a safety concern for divers, we formulate a preservation and stabilization plan and present it to the GLSPS Board of Directors.  If the Board and MHS approve the plan, we go to work and implement the plan.  We will also need to obtain permits from the MHS (and sometimes the DNR) to perform construction work on the shipwreck.  If we complete the process like planned, it will help to preserve the shipwreck for many years.  The shipwreck will be intact for future divers to be able to view, just like we saw when we first dived the shipwreck.

 
Here is the link to the Event Page - Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project 2017

 

Here is your chance to dive the Madeira and Hesper aboard the R/V Preservation and have a great time learning the process of our research as well!


Corey Daniel
Project Leader
heygadjetman@yahoo.com
218-343-4970




Closing Report:

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