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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
December 14, 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

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

Or, contact Mary Lillemo "Show Chairperson" at or Phil Kerber, "GLSPS President", at

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!


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


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!

GLSPS Project and Program Note:

On every Diving Project the GLSPS Requires that you complete 
the Liability Release and Waiver Form 36 to 24 hours
Before you board the RV Preservation Research Vessel.
Here is the link to the form you will need to fill out, sign and submit.

GLSPS Liability Release and Waiver Form 

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Memorial Fund for Special GLSPS Volunteers


This is a Fund that the GLSPS set up for our dedicated volunteers that have gone out of their way to help the GLSPS with many of our projects and that a spouse or the special volunteer has passed away.  


Please donate what you can to help them either pay for their funeral expenses or a donation to their favorite Charity.


Thank you so mush for your donation to a good cause!


GLSPS Board of Directors

3D Photogrammetry Modeling
Please help us with the funds we need for documenting our shipwrecks using 3D Photogrammetry.  This is a relatively new process we are starting in 2020.   
We hope you can donate some funds to help us get started with this really awesome process.
Progress: $ 900.00 received toward our goal of $ 2,000.00
RV Preservation / Boat Fund for Equipment
This is a fund we need for the GLSPS Research Vessel, the RV Preservation. The donations / funds we collect go towards keeping the vessel safe, reliable, functional and comfortable for the members and crew during the season of projects. Currently we are seeking funds to replace the depth sounder / sonar and the Chart Plotter / GPS for the RV Preservation. Please consider a donation to help purchase new Navigation equipment for the Society's research vessel.
Progress: $ 4,350.00 received toward our goal of $ 8,000.00
Thomas Wilson Invasive Species Monitoring Project
Please donate to this project to help study the Invasive Species invading our largest body of fresh water in the USA and that are attaching themselves to the Thomas Wilson shipwreck .  We are also seeking funds to document this shipwreck and others along the Northshore of Lake Superior using the most modern 3D photogrammetry technology of today.
Progress: $ 151.01 received toward our goal of $ 2,000.00
S.S. Meteor Project
Donate Funds to help stabilize and preserve a one of a kind whaleback ship, which is now a "National Museum" Currently we need funds to install an emergency communications system that can be connected to the internet. This will help secure the museum from vandalism and provide a way for associates to communicate with the main office down town.
Progress: $ 150.00 received toward our goal of $ 500.00
Help Fund our Projects
Support the GLSPS efforts to preserve artifacts and shipwrecks for future generations. Please click on the Events Calendar or the Projects Schedule to check our events.
Progress: $ 4,270.00 received toward our goal of $ 7,000.00