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Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
"From Prevention to Preservation"
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2020 Project Schedule
Wrecks / Dive Sites
S.P. Ely Research
Thomas Wilson Research
Award Recipients 2019
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Award Recipients 2015
Award Recipients 2014
Award Recipients 2013
Award Recipients 2012
Award Recipients 2011
GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!
UMSAT Show Website
The New Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!
April 9 - 10, 2021
Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Jimmy's Event Center
Vadnais Heights MN
Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021
For more information on the canceled 2020 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit
If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at
Or, contact Mary Lillimo at
or Phil Kerber, "President", at
Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents
UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center
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
Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!
GLSPS Project 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!
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.
The Dredge 906
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GLSPS 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
Published on: 11/22/2015
The GLSPS presented another amazing Membership Meeting get-together. We had a great time and presented the hotel where the GLSPS is having the 2016 UMSAT Show. The guest speaker gave a very interesting presentation about the Mussels in our lakes streams and rivers.
GLSPS 2014 Annual General Membership Meeting.
Published on: 12/17/2014
The GLSPS 2014 Annual General Membership Meeting.
GLSPS - Cook County Historical Museum new "By Way of Water" Exhibit in Grand Marais
Published on: 8/5/2014
The GLSPS took part in the opening of an exhibit in Grand Marais MN at the Cook County Historical Museum. The name of the new exhibit is "By Way of Water"
GLSPS Held Another Successful Annual General Membership Meeting
Published on: 1/16/2014
The GLSPS Presented another great annual general membership meeting November 25, 2013.
The GLSPS Prepares the RV Preservation for another season of Projects
Published on: 11/10/2013
The GLSPS prepares the GLSPS RV Preservation Research vessel for the upcoming season of Projects.
Another Shipwreck found in Lake Superior
Published on: 7/22/2013
Ken Merryman, Jerry Eliason and Craig Smith found another shipwreck in Lake Superior just after they found the Henry B Smith a month and a half ago.
Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior in Marquett Michigan
Published on: 5/31/2013
A shipwreck called the Henry B Smith was found in Lake Superior around the Marquette Michigan. The ship was lost in the 1913 Storm. All hands were lost. Amazing that it was found 100 years later!
The GLSPS Had Another Successful S.S. Meteor Project.
Published on: 4/30/2013
The GLSPS sponsored their Annual 2013 S.S. Meteor Preservation Project and it was very successful.
GLSPS Offers Free Tours to the New HCMC Hyperbaric Chamber Facilities
Published on: 4/15/2013
The GLSPS offered two free tours to the new HCMC Hyperbaric Chamber in Minneapolis MN.
The GLSPS Completes the 2013 Programs & Projects Schedule
Published on: 1/31/2013
The GLSPS had a Planning Meeting for the 2013 Programs & Projects January 15 and it now has been completed.
GLSPS Final Planning for the 2013 UMSAT Show February 23
Published on: 11/13/2012
The UMSAT Show Committee Planning one heck of a show this year.
The GLSPS Participates in the 25th 2012 Gales of November Conference
Published on: 11/9/2012
The GLSPS Participates in the 25th 2012 Gales of November Conference
Once again the GLSPS participates in the Gales of November Conference November 2 & 3 2012. The conference is the last Hur Rah for the season. Fellow divers, historians, Authors and great friends meet here to talk about our last summer’s experiences before the winter sets in.
Wilson Project Must Go On!
Published on: 10/22/2012
The Wilson Project was almost canceled and at the last hour, it was oked by the Board of Director to continue,
Grand Marais Harbor Survey
Published on: 8/27/2012
The Grand Marais Harbor Survey was once again a successful Project.
The GLSPS Had Another Successful Mc Cargoe Cove Survey Project
Published on: 8/18/2012
The GLSPS and Randy Beebe had a very successful Mc Cargoe Cove Survey project on Isle Royale.
The Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project July 28 - 29, 2012
The Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project was a success. We found that both the Hesper and Madeira are still in the same shape as last year.
The GLSPS Sponsors its First Underwater Project of the year
Published on: 7/24/2012
The GLSPS Sponsors its first underwater project of the year, the "Documentation, Photo and Video Practice Project"
The GLSPS Launches the First Project of the Year
Published on: 7/6/2012
The GLSPS launches its first project of the year the "Introduction to Underwater Documentation" Project.
The GLSPS Starts Seasonal Work on thier Research Vessel The R/V Preservation
Published on: 5/18/2012
The GLSPS starts the annual / seasonal work required to prepare the Society's research vessel ready for the 2012 season.
Another S.S. Meteor Project Completed by the GLSPS
Published on: 5/4/2012
The GLSPS had another successful 2012 S.S. Meteor Project
The GLSPS Travels to the Ghost Ships Festival
Published on: 4/16/2012
The GLSPS Travels to Milwaukee to attend the 14th Annual host Ships Festival.
GLSPS Sponsors Emergency First Responder Course
Published on: 4/5/2012
The GLSPS Sponsors another Emergency First Responder Course, Wednesday, April 3, 2012.
Mayflower Nomination to the National Register of Historical Places
Published on: 3/27/2012
After many hours, days, months and years the Mayflower final get it's place on the National Register of Historical Places.
GLSPS Annonces the 2012 UMSAT Show
Published on: 2/27/2012
The 2012 UMSAT Show planning is done and now the show must go on.
Lake Superior Marine Museum Assoc Announces there 2012 Entertainment Series
Published on: 2/2/2012
LSMMA Announces Another Great Entertainment Series.
The GLSPS 2012 Programs and Projects Schedule now Released
Published on: 2/1/2012
The Projects Schedule has now been released.
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association 2012 Entertainment Series
Published on: 1/27/2012
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association Presents
Free February Evening Entertainment Series Programs
GLSPS Presents 2011 Annual General Membership Meeting
Published on: 11/18/2011
The GLSPS Presents it's 2011 Annual General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
GLSPS Invited to Present at the Annual WUAA Conference
Published on: 10/21/2011
The GLSPS was asked by WUAA President to give a talk about one of the biggest above water projects they have ever been involved with.
The GLSPS Just Completed the Final Project of the Year
Published on: 9/19/2011
The GLSPS has now finished the summer projects for the year.
GLSPS Recieves Lake Superior Magazines Achievement Award
Published on: 11/15/2010
GLSPS has received the Lake Superior Magazines Achievement Award for there involvement in Preserving our Historical Resources.
In Memoriam - Harold E. Rochat
Published on: 9/4/2005
Harold E. Rochat, age 51, of Shorewood, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sept. 4, 2005 boating with his son and friends on Little Trout Bay, near Thunderbay, Ontario.