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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

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at 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

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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Membership Cruise and BBQ

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Spirit Lake Marina
121 Spring St
Duluth, MN  55808

Kenneth Knutson
Registration is required
Please bring your smiles and expect a good time rubbing elbows with the GLSPS and staff of the R/V Preservation.
Please bring your cameras and expect a nice cruise on the river or a tour of the Harbor.
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Membership Appreciation Cruise and BBQ on the RV Preservation
Sunday June 4, 2017
Please Note:  This event requires additional paperwork to participate.
Please print, read and sign the GLSPS Liability Release and Waiver Forms before the event by clicking on this link,   GLSPS Master Liability Waivers - Medical Forms for Projects  
You can discard the Medical Forms for this event!

Departure and Return Times on Sunday:

10:00 AM:  Depart for a two hour cruise south on the St Louis River. 
12:00 Noon: Returning to the Spirit Lake Marina. (To have lunch).

12:00 PM:  Join us for a BBQ Lunch and socializing.  (2 hours).

2:00 PM:  Depart for an additional two hour cruise south on the St Louis River and
4:00 PM.  Returning to the Spirit Lake Marina.

Please note:  Depending on the group, we may opt for cruising north on the River to tour the Duluth and Superior Harbors.

5:00 PM:  Clean up and depart for home.

Space on the boat is limited
You will need to Register Online by clicking the link on the right side of this page.  We need a head count to order the proper amount of food and reserve enough space on the boat. 

You can also contact any of the the people below if you are interested in joining us for the official launch and cruise weekend.
Please Note:  If you are receiving this notice from the GLSPS and it ends up in your "Spam" or "Junk Folder", please right click it and approve the emails that come from the GLSPS. Thanks.

Thank you and hope to see you there!



GLSPS Board of Directors


Ken Knutson

Boat Committee Chairman


Phil Kerber
GLSPS President