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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.

News Stories

Mayflower Nomination to the National Register of Historical Places

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

On a very windy Tuesday night, March 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM at the Minnesota Historical Center in St Paul MN, a meeting took place with the SHPO Review Board for the Mayflower.  This very valuable piece of maritime history finally receives the much deserved recognition by presenting a Nomination to the National Register of Historical Places.  

 

After the many hours and Four years of documenting the Mayflower, the work is finally completed.  It was well worth the many hours we all spent on documenting the shipwreck.   Most of the documentation was done by our mentors and Wisconsin's Historical Society's Archeologists Keith Meverden and Tamera Tompsen in collaboration with the GLSPS and both its diving and non diving members.  Funding for this project was granted by the Lake Superior Coastal Grant Program.    After the field work was completed by the GLSPS and both field Archeologists Keith and Tamara, our Minnesota Archeologist David Mather completed the Nomination to present it to the SHPO Review Board.  

 

The SHPO Review Board unanimously approved the Mayflower nomination to the National Register of Historical Places.  The documentation has been shipped to Washington DC and we are now waiting to receive the final documentation indicating that the Mayflower will be placed on the National Register.

 

 Thank you to all the members (and non members) Archeologists and GLSPS staff for all the hard work and many hours spent on the Documentation Project.

 

This will be the fourth nomination to the National Register of Historical Places the GLSPS has done.

 

We hope to continue the nominations as we find new shipwrecks and have funding available.

 

Thank you again,

 

GLSPS Board of Directors

Ken Merryman