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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 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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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!

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

Wilson Project Must Go On!

 | Published on 10/22/2012
The Wilson Project was almost canceled and at the last hour, it was approved by the Board of Director to continue,

After the flooding on the North shore in June 2012, flood water from all the tributaries  flowing into the lake stirred up the silt on the bottom of lake Superior in both the Harbor and out into the main lake.  This caused visibility issues on the Thomas Wilson throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall.  However, at the very last hour we were informed by our connections in the Duluth area that the visibility has improved greatly.

The new date was scheduled for October 13 & 14, 2012.  The visibility for the project turned out to be 15 to 20 ft the weekend of the project.  Just enough visibility to meet the GLSPS S.O.P. 

The first day was a bit cold but the water was still 42 degrees.  The R/V Preservation had to break out the heaters to amke it very comfortable in the cabin area of the boat. 

We completed the Zebra and Quaga Mussel counts in all the assigned areas.  The data collected indicated that the Quaga Mussel population has increased.  The Zebra Mussel count stayed the same in some areas and increased in others throughout the shipwreck.

A lot of new silt was discovered on the wreck and it almost seems the stern is covered with more silt than last year.

We are also disturbed about the large amount of garbage that was surrounding the shipwreck.  This may have been from the river during the flood but it seems to only be around the shipwreck area.  We are not sure what this means at this time but we are researching it.

The Wilson Project was another successful project.  This was the last project of the year.  We are making plans to pull the boat out for the season and winter layup.

A fall color cruise on the river and around the harbors is scheduled for Sunday September 28, 2012 after the Mc Dougall's Dream Fund Raiser in Superior Wisconsin.

Thank you to all that participated in the Wilson Project and other projects throughout the summer season.  We hope you will chose to join us next year for one or two projects next year.

Phil Kerber
GLSPS President