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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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November 1, 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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News Stories

Another S.S. Meteor Project Completed by the GLSPS

 | Published on 5/4/2012




The GLSPS, SPM, LSMMA and WUAA launched another successful project.  We had many (30 or more) tasks to complete and completed everyone except two.  The weather was the only reason it was delayed or postponed.  It was sprinkling rain on Saturday.  It was cold and windy on Sunday.  We had 55 plus people join us this year on the project.


The project is the biggest project the GLSPS is involved in and it presents a challenge every year to have 50 plus people help to preserve the Meteor's very valuable history.  The GLSPS has been in charge of most of the project since 2005.  We've been working on it for 8 years and have made a huge difference.  Phil Kerber has been the chairman of the project since 2005.  He has increased the project from 10 people to a record of over 70 people joining us from various organizations around the Great Lakes Region and five state area.  Without their help, the project sure wouldn't be as successful as it is today.


Because of all the work the volunteers did for the last 12 years, the S.S. Meteor looks 30 years younger, says Sara Blanck, Director of SPM.  It now represents better the history of its Ara.


If you ever travel to Superior Wisconsin, please take the time to visit and take a tour of the S.S. Meteor Museum.   You will see first hand as to what has been done to preserve the museum ship.  Please mention that Phil Kerber sent you and you will receive the Royal treatment and special tour.



To learn and read more details about the project you can click on the link button below. 



S.S. Meteor Project 2012 



You will also be able to read the Article called the "The Last Twelve Years of the S.S. Meteor Preservation Project"  when it is released to the public this fall (2012).  It will also be able to be found on Wikipedia.


If you would like to be all that you can be and would like to join us on this annual project which is always the last weekend in April, please contact Phil Kerber from the GLSPS by clicking on "Contact Us"  field on the left hand side bar of the GLSPS website.   You will have a lot of fun on this project!     You do not have to be a diver or a member of any organization to be part of this project.  Although we encourage you to become a member of one or all of the listed organizations.


On behalf of the GLSPS, SPM, LSMMA and WUAA, we would like to thank all that helped on the project last year and in the past 8 to 12 years.  The Staff of the SPM have much happier faces since all of you have helped preserve this very valuable Museum ship.


Hope to see you on the next S.S. Meteor Preservation project next year, which is the last weekend of April. 


Thank you again for all your support and volunteering.


Phil Kerber

GLSPS President

S.S. Meteor Preservation Project Chairman