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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 3 - 4, 2018

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
(Including Awards Banquet)

New Location!

Double Tree by Hilton in Bloomington

 
For more information on the 2017 UMSAT show, please visit www.umsatshow.org

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org or contact Ken Merryman or Phil Kerber.

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

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 Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. 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. 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



Jay Hanson from Superior Scuba Charters and North Shore Scenic Cruises has helped the GLSPS on many projects. Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diver.

Jay has taken a different path for the past few years and his scuba charters are no longer available. However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Wenonah which was previously used to transport people from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale, MI. He now offers 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 for information on joining a north shore day cruise.

HomeMadeira & Hesper Monitoring Project 2013
Initial Announcement on Front Page of Website
Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project
Saturday and Sunday July 20 - 21, 2013
On the RV Preservation
The primary objective for this project is to get members out on the R/V Preservation to see how we do things on our many dive projects throughout the summer. 

All participants will have a chance to learn monitoring procedures using a still or video camera or slate to take notes on any deterioration of either shipwreck and compare them to last year's data.  We will also review and discuss any noted changes and make any suggestions to the GLSPS Board of Directors of any action that needs to take place to stabilize either shipwreck and to help preserve maritime history.  
 
One of the other objective of the GLSPS is to have new members get involved on projects (or old members that have never joined us on a project) and feel welcome to register for future projects.  We don't want members to confuse us as a good old boys club.  We encourage people to join us and participate in the projects.  As always you need to be a member to participate in all of our projects.
 
To learn more about the project or if you are interested in joining us, please click on link button below. 

To register. please click on "Register Now" when you get to the main project page.

 

Hope to see both new and old faces.

Corey Daniel
Project Leader
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Madeira and Hesper Monitoring Project
July 20 - 21, 2013
Closing Report

 
    Madeira
 
   This year's project volunteers consisted of Ken Knutson, Jack Decker, Randy Flacksbarth, Joe Musial and myself.  Tom Peterson also joined us using his personal boat.  Weather was good on Saturday and everyone had two great dives.  There were some minor changes observed.  The porthole below the fantail was no longer laying flat.  It was angled up as if sand washed away on one side to allow movement.  A brief thought of the hull shifting and pushing on it more was excused due to no other signs of hull movement.  Also noticed was the movement of two large pieces of hull in the stern section.  They formed a wall or corner that restricted access into the rear most part of the stern.  These two pieces had fallen in a 2008 spring storm and slightly covered the porthole that allowed a diver to peer into another room where there was a ladder.  Now the pieces shifted more towards the swim thru area.  The sand bottom seems to move around the pilothouse year to year, sometimes exposing more or less metal.  This year not as much.  The pilothouse is still holding up, not appearing to have changed much from last year.  Wrapped up the day with a nice cruise past the lighthouse.
 
 
    Hesper
 
    The group enjoyed one nice long dive on Sunday with fairly calm waters.  I always enjoy this wreck for how much ship building techniques you get to observe.  For some reason 40 degree water feels colder on this wreck than the Madeira.  Not much to report here, the wreck is fairly protected and no movement is noticed of any part of the wreck.  A fully intact carcass of a doe deer was seen under the port side forward of the engine mount area.
 
   Thank you to everyone who participated for your hard work, input, and good times. Hope to dive with you again next year.
Corey Daniel