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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

GLSPS - Cook County Historical Museum new "By Way of Water" Exhibit in Grand Marais

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
 
GLSPS - Cook County Historical Museum new "By Way of Water" Exhibit in Grand Marais 
 
 

The exhibit encompasses the entire addition to the old lighthouse keepers quarters (the main museum) and was done very professionally.  The SS America, which called at the remains of the old dock nearby, was featured prominently on the back way, with the ship's wheel displayed above. A local resident donated a weathered window from the pilot house, as the display was being built.  Dory, a graphic artist, did a fantastic job creating an informative, easy to ready story of the ship and its relationship to Grand Marais.  She incorporated two of my drawings from the America book, for which I gladly granted permission to use.

 
 
  
Participants at the Opening of the New S.S. America Exhibit
Photo by Steve Daniel
 
 
S.S. America Wheel
Photo by Steve Daniel

 

A piece of the Fresnel Lens from the old lighthouse is on display, along with some USCG uniforms and other items from a local resident who was in the service, are on display. Carrie and her husband received an invite from one of the fishing families who had a cabin on Isle Royale, to visit the site and remove many historic artifacts after their last relative who had rights to the island property passed away.  Many of these were used to make up a large interesting display in the museum, with agreement to remove the artifacts granted by the NPS.

 
 
 
S.S. America Pilot House Photo

Photo by Steve Daniel

 

Carrie benefitted from a Legacy Grant to help cover expenses of the room-sized exhibit.  The turnout was excellent and filled the room.  She provided herring, salmon and whitefish from a local fishery restaurant in town.  The other food items and celebration cakes were delicious, too.Please stop by to see the Museum when you can get through the area.  The Liberty anchor is sitting outside in front of the Museum.   

 
 

Steve Daniel

GLSPS Duluth