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Dedicated to Preserving our Shipwrecks and Maritime History
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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

GLSPS - Cook County Historical Museum new "By Way of Water" Exhibit in Grand Marais

 | Published on 8/5/2014
 
GLSPS - Cook County Historical Museum new "By Way of Water" Exhibit in Grand Marais 
 
 

The exhibit encompasses the entire addition to the old lighthouse keepers quarters (the main museum) and was done very professionally.  The SS America, which called at the remains of the old dock nearby, was featured prominently on the back way, with the ship's wheel displayed above. A local resident donated a weathered window from the pilot house, as the display was being built.  Dory, a graphic artist, did a fantastic job creating an informative, easy to ready story of the ship and its relationship to Grand Marais.  She incorporated two of my drawings from the America book, for which I gladly granted permission to use.

 
 
  
Participants at the Opening of the New S.S. America Exhibit
Photo by Steve Daniel
 
 
S.S. America Wheel
Photo by Steve Daniel

 

A piece of the Fresnel Lens from the old lighthouse is on display, along with some USCG uniforms and other items from a local resident who was in the service, are on display. Carrie and her husband received an invite from one of the fishing families who had a cabin on Isle Royale, to visit the site and remove many historic artifacts after their last relative who had rights to the island property passed away.  Many of these were used to make up a large interesting display in the museum, with agreement to remove the artifacts granted by the NPS.

 
 
 
S.S. America Pilot House Photo

Photo by Steve Daniel

 

Carrie benefitted from a Legacy Grant to help cover expenses of the room-sized exhibit.  The turnout was excellent and filled the room.  She provided herring, salmon and whitefish from a local fishery restaurant in town.  The other food items and celebration cakes were delicious, too.Please stop by to see the Museum when you can get through the area.  The Liberty anchor is sitting outside in front of the Museum.   

 
 

Steve Daniel

GLSPS Duluth