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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
"From Prevention to Preservation"
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Website Updated
05-02-2021






GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website


The Date for the 2022 UMSAT Show!!

April 1, 2, 2022


For more information about the Speaker Lineup and General UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please contact us via email at info@umsatshow.org

Or, contact Mary Lillemo "Show Chairperson" at marylillemo@gmail.com or Phil Kerber, "GLSPS President", at pkerber@glsps.org


We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving, adventure travel experiences, shipwreck diving and maritime history research and stories.

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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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!


GLSPS Project & UMSAT Show Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!

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Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  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

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Scuba Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Tom Benson and John Avery!
 


2021 R/V Preservation Work Weekends




                          



The summer project season is fast approaching!  Would you like to help in preparing the R/V PRESERVATION for an exciting season of fun and interesting projects. We are working on some still-in-progress items and include a number of improvements for the new season. Please review the "To Do List" and "Dream List" see if there is anything that you could help with. 

To learn more about the RV Preservation Work Weekend and to view the "To-Do-List" please click on this link. 

   
R/V Preservation Work Weekends 

RV Preservation Work Weekends 2020 Photo Album

We invite you to join with us and get to know the R/V PRESERVATION and more people in the GLSPS. We'd love to share a weekend of boat-work and camaraderie.  With the R/V PRESERVATION and Phil's camper, we can usually house up to six volunteers at a time!

Registration

This event is split into multipal days of the week or weekend.  Please register for each day you are able to attend so we can plan a headcount, tasks and sleeping arrangements.  We will also need to know your skill-sets, so we can assign a task to you.  


Please join us for the learning, rewarding and comradeship you can only receive from an event like this.

GLSPS Board of Directors
Ken Knutson - RV Preservation Chairman
kknutson@glsps.org 
612-578-1551

17th Annual S.S. Meteor Preservation Project
Work Weekend



Saturday and Sunday April 24 - 25, 2021

The S.S. Meteor Preservation Project is ON!


Sunrise at the S.S. Meteor
Sunrise on the S.S. Meteor Whaleback Museum Ship in Superior WI
Photo by Nicole M Lind



S.S. Meteor Project
Photo of the 2019 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project Work Weekend Volunteers


To obtain more details about the S.S. Meteor Preservation Project Work Weekend, please click on any of these Links.


S.S. Meteor Event Page

2021 S.S. Meter Project Task List

Volunteer Information, Schedule and Itinerary

You can also go to the event page through the "Event Calendar" and "2021 "2021 Project Schedule"

If Interested in joining us for the work weekend, please "Register" for the Project to seal your spot.

By order of the State of Wisconsin, we still need to practice Social Distancing and wear masks.

We hope to see you at the Work Weekend!!



The 21st Annual 2021 UMSAT Show



The 2021 UMSAT Show has Now Ended and we Thank All of You That Attended!!

Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2021 Photos




VIRTUAL SHOW ONLY! 
APRIL 8, 9, 10

For more details,
please read below or, go to
the UMSAT Show Website

https://umsatshow.org

Or Contact us

info@umsatshow.org 

Phone 612-567-3305

 

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The 2021 Physical
UMSAT Show
is once again
not allowed 
given the current
state of the pandemic. 

The GLSPS Board of Directors
and Show Committee
agreed to have a

Virtual Show only! Purchase
your Ticket (s) Now!

https://www.umsatshow.org/tickets/



Speakers / Presenters:

Becky Kagan SchottFred Stonehouse   
        Becky Kagan Schott                       Fred Stonehouse
 
Ric MixtureDoug Klein

                                                           Ric Mixter                                      Doug Klein  




2021 UMSAT Show Webinar Sponsors


Please give them the recognition by patronizing their businesses and visiting or calling them at their stores.

 

 

 Please Click on the Logos Below to Gain Access to their Websites

 


 

         BullDog BackPlates  


These Fine Folks are Also Advertisers for the 2021 UMSAT Show Webinar:

Here are Two Links to the Videos for the Webinar Sponsors and Advertisers 

The first link below is for the Single Page Flyer Ads.  

https://youtu.be/Ws1euJ366Vw  


The Second link below is a video played at the beginning of the show for all Sponsors, Advertisers and their Donations.

https://youtu.be/oxcbQUQNNjY 

"Superior Public Museums" - Superior WI
https://superiorpublicmuseums.org


"Star of the North Studios" Doris Sampson - Duluth MN
https://dorissampson-lenscanvas.smugmug.com


"Southeast Scuba Escape" - Rochester MN 
https://www.ssedive.com/  
https://youtu.be/W99tXDEoUrk  - Video Ad

Double Action Dive Charters
https://doubleactiondivecharters.com
https://youtu.be/T3InoV35QnI  - Video Ad


This year we still had an Auction for the Sponsors Donated items.  We used eBay as our source to manage the "AUCTION".  The fees that are normally charged were waved for the GLSPS as a Non Profit organization.  

Below are links to the 7 items that are were the eBay auction this year.  They were very nice pieces of diving equipment! 

The eBay Auction Items Below has now Ended.  Thank you very much for those that Bid on the Items. 
   

Mares Puck Pro 1  - Wrist Dive Computer
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203335107378

Mares Puck Pro 2  - Wrist Dive Computer
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203335107171

Mares Quad 1 - Wrist Dive Computer W/Computer Cable
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203333779681

Mares Quad 2 Wrist Dive Computer W/Computer Cable
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203333783015

Mares Quad 3 - Black Wrist Dive Computer
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203333805151

Scuba Pro Regulator - MK17 EVO/A700 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203333849911

Apeks By Aqua Lung Black Ice BCD
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203333841459

Customized GLSPS & Lake Superior Back Plate
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203335517219




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*Health Alert*


In light of the concerns with the corona-virus (COVID-19) in the US, the GLSPS Board of Directors and UMSAT Show Planning Committee decided to have a "Virtual" 2021 UMSAT Show.  The state will most likely not clear us to have a physical show by the show date.

The 2021 Virtual UMSAT Show was Scheduled for April 8, 9, 10, 2021The  UMSAT Show is a Major Fund-raiser for the GLSPS. 

We presented one speaker each night starting at 7:00 PM April 8, and one speaker on April 9, starting at 7:00 PM.  Saturday April 10, we will also have two speakers starting at 1:00 PM. 

The 2021 UMSAT Show also featured a Zoom Virtual Social Hour Friday and Saturday after the speakers, an auction on eBay and advertising for Sponsors, exhibitor or, advertise in the Program Book at the physical show, which would normally be at the physical show.

Since this is a major fund raiser for the GLSPS we are asking show participants to purchase a $15.00 ticket (s) 
to receive a link to the conference and a Zoom Social Hour Link.    Please mark you calendars!  The ticket(s) can be purchased from the show website at, https://www.umsatshow.org/tickets/  look for the "Tickets" section.

FYI:  If you don't receive a confirmation email right away, please check your Spam or Junk Folders!


If you have any questions or comments, please contact us by phone 612-567-3305 or email - info@umsatshow.org  

Thank you again and we hope to see you at the first Virtual 2021 UMSAT Show.

Please Note:  There is also information about the 2021 UMSAT Show on the left side bar of this website.


GLSPS Board of Directors
UMSAT Show Committee
info@glsps.org
info@umsatshow.org



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Let's Celebrate!!




GLSPS 25th Anniversary

 




 

The GLSPS FIRST Emerged in 1996

 

 

  • Accolades:
  • Programs and Projects- Over 200 Sponsored and Completed
  • National Register of Historic Places - We shared efforts in 10 nomination Projects.
  • Totally Restored from scratch the Research Vessel RV Preservation and is still in operation after 14 years.
  • Stabilization Projects – Underwater Construction - 3 – Major Projects.
  • Joined in the development of displays for 10 Museums and Maritime Public Facilities.
  • Facilitated 2 - Access Projects. (Hesper and Madeira along the North Shore of Lake Superior) In collaboration with the DNR. 
  • Maintain Shipwreck Mooring's for 3 shipwrecks
  • PIB Program – Completed over 10 projects Above and Below Water.
  • S.S. Meteor - 16 years and counting on the largest Project the GLSPS ever had.
  • Published 3-books
  • Shipwreck Presentations Around the Great Lakes.  Mostly conducted by Ken Merryman, Phil Kerber and a few others.
  • 21- Successful Shipwreck shows
  • 3D Photogrammetry Image Database (New in 2020)

2020 "Newsletter"

The 2020 Annual Newsletter is Now Available!


Click Here to view your copy of the "2020 Annual Newsletter".

Please Note: You will need to log onto the GLSPS website as a Member to obtain your copy.

3D Shipwreck - Photogrammetry



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J H Jones


The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society may have been lacking activities in 2020 however, thanks to Ken Merryman and his circumnavigating adventures he was still able to continue with the 3D Photogrammetry Process we set up over the 2019/2020 winter.


Our GLSPS divers aboard the Heyboy have performed the necessary dives to shoot the images to create the 3D models.

We have added a few more 3D Shipwreck Images to the GLSPS 3D Photogrammetry Database.  Please feel free to take a look at the database by clicking on the link to the 3D Shipwrecks Website. 

https://3dshipwrecks.org/ 

Next year we hope to add more 3D images to the Database.  We also hope to be able to launch the RV Preservation Research Vessel in 2021 to be able to perform the necessary dives on the North Shore of Lake Superior for the new database.    
  


GLSPS Is On Facebook


Please checkout the GLSPS Facebook Posts.  We have Shipping News, Shipwreck Chronology, Diving shipwrecks and just plain fun.

Please click on the Facebook Logo to enter the GLSPS Facebook page.

GLSPS Facebook Page

Please Support the GLSPS With Amazon Smile



Please Select the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society as your supported organization at smile.amazon.com







A portion of every eligible Amazon Smile purchase will automatically be donated to the GLSPS!

Amazon also has thousands of discounted items, especially during holidays. New deals are being added daily, so take advantage of these specials while they last!

GLSPS Meetings Announcement


The COVID-19 Outbreak has effected most of us throughout the world.  Social distancing, "Stay at Home Orders" from Local, State and Federal Governments and lack of communications among the masses have pushed us to seek out other means to communicate.  With the advent of Online Meetings from "Zoom" "Google", "Microsoft" and others, it has bridged the gap between social visiting and conducting every day business.

Please join us for a “Zoom” Online Meeting.  All of the GLSPS meetings are broadcasted and have been since February 2019.  Please join us by logging in as a member.  Then going to the “Events Calendar” Click on the date of the meeting and scroll down to the description of the meeting where you will find the link and any information you need for the "Zoom" Meeting.  Click on the link and you will be prompted to download the most current and secure software for the GLSPS Zoom Meeting System.  This will only happen once, (unless there’s a software update).  Once the software is loaded it will automatically go to the Zoom meeting login, enter the password, (which is in the meeting information) push enter and you will see the participants and the meeting in progress.  Your audio will be muted upon arrival to the meeting and you can toggle it on and off as needed.  You will mostly be muted during the meeting.  You can also toggle your video on and off during the GLSPS online meeting.


It's very simple to join us and stay in contact with the GLSPS Board of Directors, Staff and fellow members.  The online meetings will help keep members up-to-date and informed about the organization's future, happenings, goals and ideals.  

The GLSPS will continue to broadcast all meetings from now on, even after the COVID-19 Outbreak has been cleared. 

Please do not hesitate to join us during any meeting we broadcast.  Please check the Events Calendar for meeting availability.  What better way to become more active as a GLSPS Member! 

We hope to see you at the next online meeting!  


GLSPS Board of Directors
info@glsps.org





Become a Member


GLSPS membership is open to anyone interested in helping preserve maritime history.

It's easy to become a member - annual dues for the "Crew" basic membership level is only $25. Your membership will entitle you to receive two newsletters per year, a GLSPS membership sticker, and an opportunity to participate in GLSPS sponsored projects. We are a non-profit 501.c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Learn more about us in our membership brochure!


Become a Member - Online  Become a Member - Mail Form

GLSPS Member Benefits

  1. Two newsletters per year
  2. Access to the members view of the GLSPS website
  3. Opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the R/V Preservation
  4. Annual BBQ and Cruise on the R/V Preservation during the launch weekend
  5. A variety of training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members
  6. Discounts on equipment rentals and free air for members participating in projects
  7. Discounts on dive equipment purchased from your local dive shops that participate in the annual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show
  8. Annual General Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year, typically in November
  9. A chance to help the Society as an active member, learn more about preserving maritime history.  It's also a great way to help you become more of a dynamic person in your careers and your everyday life
The best thing about being a member is the satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect and preserve maritime history for years to come.

You will receive email communications and announcements from the GLSPS website, www.glsps.org.  Some of the emails you will be receiving are, Newsletters, Meeting notices, Upcoming Programs and Projects, and any other GLSPS activities or society news.

The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member. The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society. 

Starting November 2019, we now broadcast all of our meetings using the "Zoom" Online Meeting System.  Any member can obtain the link to "Zoom" into the meetings by going to the "Calendar", then look for the meeting date.  Click on the event.  On the front page of the event, please  scroll down to the description where you will find the link to the Zoom Meeting.  Please Note:  Only Members can connect to the meeting using Zoom.

So please join us in the fun helping preserve maritime history by clicking on the membership level you prefer.

Tax Deductible Membership Levels:

  1. Crew - $25
  2. Crew Family -$35.00 Up to Four Additional Family Membes
  3. Watchman - $50
  4. Watchman Family - $60.00 Up to Four additional Family Members
  5. Boatswain - $100
  6. Boatswain Family - $110.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  7. Helmsman - $200
  8. Helmsman Family - $210.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  9. Mate - $500
  10. Mate Family - $510.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
  11. Plank Owner - $1000 & Up
  12. Plank Owner Family - $1010.00 Up to Four Additional Family Members
* Memberships Watchman and above are listed in our newsletters.

Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member and we look forward to seeing you on a future project!





Join as a Member and Then Register For a Project!

2020 Programs and Projects are now completed.  We were able to complete only seven out of eighteen this year.  Please take a moment to go to the "Project Archive" to see what happened on each Program or project by reading the Closing Reports.


You can review former programs and projects  by clicking on the "Project Archive" in the menu buttons on the left side of the website page.

We hope you had the opportunity to participate in the past programs and projects.  If you did, we hope you learned a few things about shipwrecks, maritime history preservation and historical documentation.

Projects are available to all active members. The GLSPS would like to invite members that have not joined us on a project in the past to join us on a future program or project.

If you find that your membership is due, you will first need to login as a member then click on the word "Renew Membership" in the upper right hand corner of the website. Please have your credit card ready for payment.

If you prefer to renew your membership by check and regular mail, please click on the link below.

Please Note: You will need to login as a member to gain access to the main part of this website and to register for GLSPS Programs and Projects.

Attention:  If you renew by regular mail, please be advised that the process can take up to six weeks to process.  (Renewal Online takes about two minutes and about a week to receive your membership renewal packet)!

Mail In Membership / Renewal Form



Website Updates

GLSPS.org

Website URL

  • GLSPS.org is once again our direct website address!
    • All content from our legacy site has been transferred to ClubExpress.
    • Note that ClubExpress sends you to glsps.clubexpress.com when you log into the website; this is expected behavior.

New Menu and Content

  • Projects Archive
    • Includes project info as far back as 1994, two years before the GLSPS was officially started!
  • Programs
    • Highlights our ongoing efforts and provides summary for multi-year projects.
    • The 2017 Organizational Structure has been added to the Program Documents.  This outline lists the Society's Objectives, Priorities, Committees, Programs and Projects for the next few years.  Here is the link to the Organizational Structure Outline
  • Wrecks / Dive Sites
    • Historical info, preservation efforts, current location, mooring buoy status (as available), and more!

We'd like to hear from you!

  • The GLSPS is trying to save time and money for our Newsletters, Membership renewal notices and other correspondence by saving on paper, printing and postage.  Please provide you email addresses by sending them to info@glsps.org
  • Send any website comments, ideas, suggestions for improvements, corrections, etc to  Phil Kerber.



Website Updated May 2, 2021
 
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