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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 24 - 25, 2017

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.

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2010 Projects


Our 2010 Summer Project Schedule includes activities for both diving and non-diving members to participate in. We encourage non-diving members to assist with surface support and project documentation, whether keeping written notes or photographing the project work.
  • Opening the season is a joint project between Superior Public Museums, LSMMA, and the GLSPS.  It involves a weekend of restoring the SS Meteor Whaleback on Barkers Island in Superior, WI.
  • After Memorial Day, we begin preparing our project boat, the R/V Preservation, for summer projects on Lake Superior.  
  • Our Underwater Tools & Techniques class is held in June to provide training for use on underwater preservation work. 
  • July through September is when our underwater projects occur. As most of these projects occur in or near Lake Superior, a common launch point is the R/V Preservation, moored at Spirit Lake Marina in Duluth, MN.
  • Group size is limited on most projects so call the Project Leader to discuss opportunities.  They can provide a detailed description of the project and what your time commitment will be, as well as any requirements for participation.
  • If there is underwater work, you will need to bring cold-water diving gear.
  • These are work projects, so project supplies and fuel are provided by the GLSPS, but food expenses will be shared by the participating members.

 

Date

Project

Status
Link

Project Leader & Captain(s)

PL Telephone

January 23 –24

Ice Diving Documentation Project / Class - Hercules Documentation


Pete McConnell - Leader
Phil Kerber - Equipment

763-545-1738

January / Every Saturday until done

Essex Mast Restoration Project

 

 

Steve Daniel - Leader
Bob Olson – Co Leader

612-822-7642

April 13

First Aid, CPR, O2 & AED Training

 

 

Phil Kerber – Leader
Scott Wymess - Instructor

763-420-2059

April 24 - 25

S.S. Meteor Project

 

 

Phil Kerber - Leader

763-420-2059

May 19

First Aid, CPR, O2 & AED Training (Second Class)

 

 

Phil Kerber ~ Leader
Scott Wymess - Instructor

763-420-2059

June 5 - 6

R/V Preservation Launch & Shakedown

 

Ken Knutson - Leader
Phil Kerber - Captain

763-420-2059

June 12 - 13

UWPTT Construction Class
Cliff Schmidt / Instructor

 

Phil Kerber - Leader
Bob Nelson – Captain

763-420-2059

July 24 - 25

Mayflower Documentation

 

 

Bob Olson- Leader
TBD - Captain

612-208-8302

August 14 - 15

Charlie Anchor video retake, Just For Fun Monitoring/ Madeira Pilot House,
Monitoring Project.

 

 

Phil Kerber - Leader
Bob Olson - Captain

763-420-2059

August 21 – 22

Grand Marais Harbor Documentation Project

 

Steve Daniel – Leader
Steve Daniel - Captain

651-470-5389

August 28 –29

S.P.Ely Stabilization Project

Canceled

Bob Nelson - Leader
Phil Kerber - Captain

651-426-1159

September 10 - 13

S.S.America Project

Canceled

Ken Merryman - Leader
Phil Kerber

763-785-9516

September 17 - 20

Mayflower Documentation / Site Map Project

 

 

Bob Olson - Leader
Tamra Tompson–Co Leader  Bob N - Captain

763-545-1738

September 25 - 26

Wilson Zebra Mussel Project

 

Todd Olson - Leader
Phil Kerber - Captain

952-381-4669

Divers must have Advanced Open Water Diver certification or comparable experience.
In addition some projects will require training in underwater tools and techniques, which
you can obtain by attending the "Underwater Tools and Techniques Class" offered in June every year.

Please, If you sign up for a project and find you are unable to attend for whatever reason,
we would appreciate it if you would notify the project leader
as soon as possible so they can plan accordingly.