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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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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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GLSPS 2014 Annual General Membership Meeting.

 | Published on 12/17/2014

Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society

Greetings GLSPS Members,

Please join us for the Annual General Membership Meeting.
The meeting will be Tuesday November 18, 2014 and held at the Lund's Community Room, 3945 W 50th St Edina, MN. 55424 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Here is the link to the Location. Lund's Community Room Edina MN

If you join us for the meeting, you will be eligible to win a door prize.
AquaVenture Scuba and Photo Center donated a "Free air card"

We will be talking about what the GLSPS has accomplished this past season and the enjoyment members experienced while participating in a project.
Corey Daniel Counting Mussels on the Thomas Wilson Shipwreck
Photo by Steve Daniel

Don't forget about the GLSPS Board of Directors Election Results!
We will be revealing and congratulating the winners.
The speaker for the evening is Roger Peterson. He's an accomplished Underwater Photographer. He has taken many underwater photos for big name magazines such as,Outdoor Life, Field & Stream (magazine & books), and many more.

Roger works as a freelance photographer and is hired for many other photo assignments.
Please join other GLSPS members Tuesday November 18, 2014, for a very interesting presentation on "The Life of a Underwater Photographer".

We will have available hand out materials about Invasive Species (Zebra Mussels) invading our local and U.S. waterways.
The GLSPS will provide snacks and beverages during the meeting.
Please join us for this once a year event which is presented just for you!
To learn more about the meeting, please click on this link.

GLSPS Board of Directors

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GLSPS Annual General Membership Meeting

November 18, 2014


Every year the GLSPS Board of Directors is required to present an “Annual General Membership Meeting” to the GLSPS membership.  We advertise this by sending a blast email to all the members through the GLSPS website and also put the announcement on the top of the front page of the website.  Members can add the date to their calendars and hopefully join us.


This year we had our regular presentation from the GLSPS President with a 45-minute talk about last summer’s projects.  We also talked about what might be in the plan in 2015 projects.  At the end of the presentation, we announce the newly elected Board of Directors.  We had five seats up for election (or re-election).


The GLSPS Election Results:

  1. Phil Kerber – Re-elected
  2. Dale Koziol – Re-elected
  3. Joe Musial – Re-elected
  4. Ken Knutson – Former Director
  5. Dean Soderbeck – New Board of Director

After a short break we introduced Roger Peterson, a Professional Underwater Photographer, that shoots photos for many different professional publications such as Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, etc.  His talk was very interesting about “The Life of an Underwater Photographer”.  Lots of fish photos and a description on what it takes to be an underwater photographer.


The GLSPS would like to thank Roger Peterson for speaking at the “GLSPS Annual General Membership Meeting”.


On another note, we seem to get the same people and only a few additional members participating in the meeting.  It takes many hours to set up this meeting for the members, and we also invite a special speaker for the meeting.   The meeting is only two hours and everyone has a great time.



We are asking for your input.  Is there a reason why the members are not participating in the annual meeting?  We would like to hear some input from our members.   Please let us know using the email below or log onto the GLSPS website and click on “Contact Us” to send us an email.  We would greatly appreciate your input.


Please join us for the next Annual Membership Meeting in November, 2015.  They are always scheduled the week before Thanksgiving and on a Tuesday evening.


GLSPS Board of Directors