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Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure and Travel Show!

 


The Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel show, sponsored by the GLSPS, is now planing for the 2015 show.  The planned date of the 2015 UMSAT Show is Saturday, March 21, 2015. 
It will be held at the "Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel" in Brooklyn Center.  (Formally the Crowne Plaza Hotel)"
Here is a link to the "Save the Date Poster" to hang up to remind you and the public of the show. Here is a link to the brochure describing the entire show.  "2015 UMSAT Show Brochure"  Please print several copies and display it on your business counter tops.

If you would like to be an exhibitor, please contact us by email or phone".  The general email Inbox is info@umsatshow.org  If you would prefer a real voice to reserve your booth please call the UMSAT Show phone number at, 612-567-3305612-567-3305.  Please listen to the options to connect to the the person that best fits your needs.  Please leave both day time and evening contact phone numbers when prompted. We will contact you as soon as we can, promise!   If you would like to print a copy of the Exhibitors Sign up Sheet and Contact, please click on this link or go to the "Documents page of the website. Exhibitor Registration Form or UMSAT Show 2015 Main Exhibitors Full Contract Please remember, we all have full time day jobs.  So please be patient with us in responding to you.

 

For more information on the upcoming 2014 show, such as purchasing tickets, booking a hotel room, Advanced show tickets and Awards Banquet tickets, please click on this link.  www.umsatshow.org  if the information is not up yet, please check back weekly for any additional content.

 

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If you are interested in joining the planing Committee, please contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.  Our contact information is in the "Contact Us" field above,  Or, you can email us at, info@umsatshow.org  If you always wanted to be a star or champion performing the duties of a chairperson of a very rewarding Committee, please let us know. 

 

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving experiences.  If you or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at any future UMSAT Shows, please let us know!


If you would like to volunteer to help plan the UMSAT show or help the day of the show, please contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber by clicking on the "Contact Us" field on the website.  

 
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Please check out the most beautiful Magazine Ever Produced in Northern Minnesota!

 
Lake Superior Magazine has become our first "Watchman" Membership at the Gales of November Conference.

Click on above Logo to see their website and purchase a subscription to this great Magazine
 
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GLSPS Project Sponsors


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Scott and Tracy from "Air Down There Scuba" are offing free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment for anyone participating in a GLSPS project!

 

 

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Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center are offing free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment for anyone participating in a GLSPS project.  they have also loaned the GLSPS a Mini "Go Pro" HD Video Camera for a couple of projects.  Thank you Steve and Jolene!!  
 
Here are three videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center.  They were filmed in Lake Michigan on a charter they offer in Milwaukee.  Please view the videos and if interested in joining them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks, please click on above Logo for further information.

 

Prins Willem

The Dredge 906

Lumberman

 

 

 

 

 

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Jay Hanson from "Superior Scuba Charters" and "North Shore Scenic Cruises" helped the GLSPS on many projects in the past.  Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diving.  Jay is the GLSPS Access Chairman.  His duties include making sure all the shipwreck access buoy's are in place along the north shore of Lake Superior.  Thanks Jay!!

 

Jay has taken a different path for the past two years and his scuba  charters are no longer available.  However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Winona which was used to transport people from Grand Portage MN to Isle Royale MI.  He now has available day cruises on the North Shore of Lake Superior and is docked at the Silver Bay MN Marina.  If you are interested in booking a day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the Logo above to obtain more information on how you can join in on a north shore day cruise.

 

 
 

Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Announcement


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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The Annual General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday

November 18, 2014

Lund's Community Room, From 7:00 to 9:00 PM

3945 West 50th St, Edina MN. 55424

 
 
 
Please join us for the Annual Meeting and enjoy an evening meeting with fellow Members, divers, historians and for an all around great time. 

Our Featured speaker for the evening is Roger Peterson "The Life of a Underwater Photographer" 

The GLSPS will be providing snacks and refreshments.
 
A Lucky Member Will Win the Door Prize from "Aquaventure Scuba and Photo Center"

We hope to see all members and their guests at the Annual Meeting. 
 
Please bring a friend!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcing the 2015 UMSAT Show 
 
 
Saturday, March 21, 2015



To learn more about the UMSAT Show, please log onto the UMSAT Show website by clicking on the link below or, enter or copy and paste the link into the URL field of your web browser

www.umsatshow.org 


 

 

If you are interested in promoting your Dive Shop or related business at our 2015 UMSAT show as a Sponsor, Exhibitor, Program Book Advertiser, please click on link button below. 
 
 
We are also looking for donations of merchandise and travel packages for the Raffle and or Silent Auction.  There are other options available to help promote your Dive Shop or Business.  Please click on this link to save your booth now!


  
If you know of a business in your area and they would like to participate in the UMSAT Show by donating a Raffle or Silent Auction item, please click on the button below to let us know or, give us a call at 612-567-3305



If you would like to help promote the 2015 UMSAT Show by inserting a Press Release in your Newsletters or magazines, please click on this button to print a Press Release for the show

 
 
If you have any need for training, dive gear, repair services, southern dive trips or charters to the great lakes, please use any of the sponsors listed below.  You can click on any of the logos below to find them on their websites.  The Logos are also on the front page of the UMSAT Show Website.


If you kept your program books from the previous show, it has very valuable information in it that you can use throughout the year.  Such as Dive Shops, Charter Services, repair services, and equipment you might need.  Please patronize the local businesses that advertise in the book.  They may likely have a discount if you tell them you found their Ad in the UMSAT Show Program Book! 


 

If you would like to volunteer to help at the show, please click on button link and register your name (or any additional names) so that we can contact you.
A free UMSAT Show t-shirt is given to all volunteers!!
 

Awards Banquet 2014


After the show, join your fellow divers and shipwreck enthusiasts to socialize and honor the 2014 GLSPS Award Program Winners:

 

 

 
Please nominate your Dive Industry Hero by clicking on this link
This can be done anytime throughout the year.
Deadline for the Nomination is December 31
 

 
 
Please log on to the UMSAT Show Website to buy your tickets for the Awards Banquet Dinner ASAP.  You do not want to miss out on a great event!

Please hurry to reserve you seat at  the Awards Banquet by clicking on this link.



 

Below are the Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsors of the 2014

UMSAT Show.

 

Please give them the recognition

by

Patronizing their Businesses and Visiting them at their Stores.

 

 

 Please Click on the Logo's Below to Gain Access to their Websites

 

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2015 UMSAT Show, please contact us ASAP!
 

 

Platinum - Sponsors for the 2014 UMSAT Show 

 


 

 

 

Gold - Sponsors for the 2014 UMSAT Show

 

 

 

 

 Silver - Sponsors for the 2014 UMSAT Show

 


 

 

 

 

 Other Information for the 2014 UMSAT Show

 If you would like to learn more about the above sponsors or, to be an exhibitor or sponsor of the 2014 UMSAT Show, please click on the show logo above to view the UMSAT Show website or, contact the Show Committee directly.


We have uploaded many pictures of the 2013 UMSAT Show to our Photo Page.  Please take a moment to check it out by clicking on this link.


 

                

 

The 2013 UMSAT Show and past shows have proved to be amazing shows. 

We hope you will join us for the 2015 UMSAT Show
where you will again be
Amazed and Entertained!!

 

 

 

UMSAT Show Committee

www.umsatshow.org

info@umsatshow.org

Show Cell 612-567-3305


 

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Please Join us by Becoming a Member

Here is a video clip about what we do as a group and what our friend, colleague and founder of the GLSPS Ken Merryman has done to help preserve our underwater resources and maritime history.
 
   
 
 
Please View and Print A Membership
Brochure to Learn More About Us
 
  
 
 
To Become a GLSPS Member for the First Time,
Please Click on this Link.
 


The New Member Signup button is in the Menu selections on the upper left side of this web page.  Please fill in the (secured) fields and select payment.   It's that easy to become a member!

As a member you have the opportunity to participate in the many exciting and rewarding projects aboard our research vessel the RV Preservation.  Including many other training classes and programs the GLSPS offers for members.
You will receive two newsletters per year, a membership logon username and password to be able to view more than just the public view of the interactive website, and have the satisfaction of knowing your annual dues and donations are going to a worthy cause to help protect historical underwater sites for years to come.  Our newsletter and website, www.glsps.org will announce our annual programs and projects as well as emails on all activities and general society news.  There is an Annual Membership Meeting held in the fourth quarter of the year.  The Board of Directors Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month and are open to any member.  The meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Society members, to get involved, and to provide input into the direction of the Society. So please come join us. 
 
Membership Levels:

1. Crew - $25.00
2. Family - $35.00 - Up to four Family Members.
3. Watchman - $50.00
4. Boatswain - $100.00 to $199.00
5. Helmsman - $200.00 to $499.00
6. Mate - $500.00 to $999.00
7. Plank Owner - $1000.00 & Up

You can also become a member by sending a check with a simple form by clicking on the Button below.  Please print out the form, fill in the fields. Please enclose the form in an envelope with a check and send it through regular mail using the address on the membership form.
 
Thank you for considering becoming a GLSPS Member.
After you become a member, we certainly hope to see you on a project.

 

GLSPS Membership Renewal Form

 


To "Renew" your Membership, you will see the "RENEW" button, in the upper right hand corner of the Main Front Page of the Website after you Login.   Please click on the  Button to renew with a credit card.

Use this link if you are a renewing member and can't login.
 
 
If you still prefer to send a check, click on this link above.
(Please Note:  If you renew by check and regular mail, it could take up to 6 weeks before you see your renewal go through the system).



 

 

       We Invite you to join us on a Project!     

The 2014 Programs and Projects are Now Completed for the Season

Please take a moment to review the
"2014 Project Reports" to see what was accomplished on the projects this year.
 
Some Project Reports are not completed yet.  Please check back from time to time.

The GLSPS hopes Members that have not joined us on a project in the past,
can join us on a 2015 Project.


All New and Current Members are welcome on the Projects.



Please Note:  You will need to login as a member to gain access to the main part of this website and for you to "Register" for most future GLSPS Programs and Projects.

If your Membership is due, you will need to click on the word "Renew" In the upper right hand corner of the website and use a Credit Card for payment.


If you prefer to Renew your Membership by Check and Regular mail, please click on the link below
 

Mail In Membership / Renewal Form

 


     

 

Please Scroll Up or Down this Page for More Details on upcoming projects or navigate through the website by clicking on any of the left side bar Menus to review what the GLSPS Members completed on any of the past or present projects.

The GLSPS 2013 Project Closing Reports

Please take a minute to check out the GLSPS 2012 Project Reports by clicking on the "2013 Project Reports" field on the left side of the Website.  You will find that the projects were very educational and fun.

 

Please don't hesitate to register for a project next year.


YOU DON"T KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING!!

 

 

 

 

The GLSPS 2013 Spring and Fall Newsletters are both available for your viewing  and or Printing.

 

After receiving an email indicating the newsletters are available, please log in as a member,  click on "Documents" on left.  Then find "Newsletters".  Click on "View Documents".  Locate both "2013 Spring and Fall Newsletters".  Click on "Download".  You will be able to view the full color pdf of the Newsletter.  You can also download and print a color copy of the Newsletter to take with you.

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News Stories

Please click on "NEWS" (on left) then to News Stories to read an update as to what's been happening in the GLSPS

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Attention GLSPS Members and Friends

 
 Gales of November Conference
 November 7 & 8, 2014
 
It was another Great Show!!
 

 

Week of January 6, 2014


 
Please Join the GLSPS for the Annual Gales of November Conference. 
 
We will have the GLSPS booth in the exhibitors hall again this year. We will be introducing our upcoming 2015 UMSAT Show, providing live updating of your memberships, to see the latest in apparel and much camaraderie among the ship nerds and divers. 
 
 Please visit the LSMMA website to learn more about the conference, register,  and to see this year's speaker lineup.  Please click on the link button provided below.
 
 
 
 
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OTHER LSMMA INFORMATION
 
Membership has it's privileges. Not only are you helping to celebrate, explore and preserve maritime heritage, you also get to enjoy all the many exciting maritime events we have planned for 2015. Please stay tuned to this website or the LSMMA website for these upcoming events. 
 
 
CURRENT EVENTS


MEMBERSHIP CARDS
The LSMMA has revised our process for membership cards this year.  We will be printing new cards that will be mailed this month. The new cards will have your name, membership level and last renewed date .  Please email us if you see any corrections or changes.  We hope you will enjoy the new cards. We are also in the process of providing new benefits for our members. Please check back with our web site for updates.
 
RIDE THE ALDER
Over 30 members responded right away to our recent invitation to “Ride the Alder.” Those that attended brought back amazing photos from their trip.  We hope to coordinate another ride in the future. Watch your email, our web site and Facebook page for updates.
 
LIVE WEB CAM
Please consider helping the LSMMA offset the operation costs of providing our members and maritime enthusiasts with this exciting resource. We are currently working to raise funds for a new web camera that will give our viewers the ability to see ships leaving our port in addition to our current view of ships coming in from the great lake.

 
Your LSMMA Membership 
If you haven’t renewed your LSMMA Membership -
You can print out a membership renewal form from our website at - www.LSMMA.com or watch your mail, a membership renewal form and envelope for easy return should be arriving any moment. Remember your membership gets you a free chance to win the Spring Break Up Drawing in March!

Become our Friend on Facebook
Help us spread the word and grow our membership.
Check out the Lake Superior Marine Museum Assocation’s Facebook page and be sure to like us.
We share news, information and wonderful photos from visitors.
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FUTURE EVENTS


27th Annual Gales of November
Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, MN
Featuring the return of James P. Delgado, Ph. D. Maritime Archaeologist, Director of Maritime Heritage Office of National Marine Sanctuaries National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
 
Cruise of a Lifetime Drawing
Saturday, November 8
Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, Duluth, MN
Tickets will start going on sale in April so watch for our updates! Drawing to take place after Gales of November speakers – 5:00 p.m.
  

LSMMA is a nonprofit organization established in 1973 to preserve the region’s maritime history.  It also helps support the Marine Museum at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Superior Maritime Visitors Center.  The association sponsors maritime-related educational and promotional programs and assists in the maintenance and purchase of museum displays.  For more information, call LSMMA at 218 727-2497 or visit www.LSMMA.com. If you  no longer wish to receive emails from LSMMA, please reply to this message with the words – do not email. Thank you. Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 
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You are receiving this email because you are a member of the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association.
 
Our mailing address is:
Lake Superior Marine Museum Association
177 Po Box
Duluth, MN 55801

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Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior Near Marquette Michigan






Henry B Smith

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Detroit Publishing Co. Collection

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