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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.

News Stories

Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior in Marquett Michigan

Friday, May 31, 2013


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Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior Near Marquette Michigan






Henry B Smith

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Co. Collection



Henry B Smith Wheel and Compass Binnacle

Photo By Jerry Eliason



Henry B Smith First Photo of the Pilot House after 100 Years

Photo By Jerry Eliason

Congratulations to Jerry Eliason, Ken Merryman, Craig Smith and Dan Fontain for the Amazing discovery of the Henry B Smith in Lake Superior near Marquette Michigan!!  It was a very substantial discovery of a new shipwreck.  The greatest thing about this discovery is that it was found 100 years later after the 1913 storm on Lake Superior 
 

Here is a couple of newsletter articles on the SS Henry B Smith the guys in our group found.



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http://m.startribune.com/local/?id=210756991&c=y

 

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http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/269445/

 

Here's a link to a story written by a reporter about Jerry, Ken, Craig, Dan and others on shipwreck hunting and finding the Scotiadoc, in the middle July of 2013!



Phil Kerber
GLSPS President
pkerber@glsps.org