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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
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06-19-2021






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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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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!
 
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HomeShipwreck Mooring Buoy Management


Shipwreck Mooring Buoys


The GLSPS maintains mooring buoys for various shipwrecks along the North Shore of Lake Superior with the help of several local diving organizations, stores, and individuals.
Mooring buoys on shipwrecks serve several purposes:
  • Improve diver access to the shipwrecks by making the wrecks easier to find.
  • Improve the safety of the dives by insuring that divers have a descent and ascent line that won't disappear like an anchor line can if the anchor breaks loose.
  • Eliminate potential anchor damage to the shipwreck which can happen over time as many groups of divers have to grapple the wreck with their anchors.
The GLSPS performs the process of receiving authorization from the US Coast Guard, Minnesota DNR and Port Authority.  We obtain the funding for the buoys partially from membership dues, Grants, DNR and PADI Aware Foundation.  Membership dues pay for most of the mooring attachment hardware, and installing the mooring buoys.  

We then attempt to locate a partner who has a regular presence on the shipwreck sites to do the annual installation and removal of the buoys and to monitor their condition over the season.  Currently we do not have any sponsors for any of the buoys.  We are seeking any group such as Scuba Clubs or Dive Shops to sponsor one or possibly more buoys.  Please let us know if you would like to sponsor our shipwreck mooring buoy program by going to the "Contacts" section of this website.

We have also assisted the Wisconsin Underwater Archeaology Association in placing mooring blocks and buoys on the shipwrecks of the Pretoria and the Sevona located in the Apostle Islands.
Wreck
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Buoy Status
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GPS Coordinates
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Hesper Installed, June 29 - 30, 2019.
Removed for Winter September 14, 15, 2019
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47o16.25' N
91o16.30' W
Just For Fun
Not Planned to be Installed
If you would like the GLSPS to install a Buoy,
Please contact us.
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47o15.56' N
91o17.15' W
Madeira(Stern)
Installed June 8 - 9, 2019
Removed for Winter September 14- 15, 2019
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47o12.360' N
91o21.480' W
Madeira(Bow)
Installed June 8 - 9, 2019.
Removed for Winter September 14 - 15, 2019
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47o12.360' N
91o21.485' W
S.P. Ely
Installed June 8 - 9, 2019

Removed for Winter September 14 - 15, 2019
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47o00.699' N
91o40.684' W


Here is a link to the Photo Page of how the Shipwreck Access Buoys are configured:  Access Buoy Program


If you find any information on this page to be inaccurate, please notify the Access/Buoys Chairperson.