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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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March 24 - 25, 2017

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.

HomeAward Winners 2013




Awards Banquet 2013


Phil Kerber GLSPS President MC of the Awards Banquet        


Phil Kerber GLSPS President and MC of the Awards Banquet / The room is filled with Banquet attendees.



Tom Brueshaber GLSPS Secretary / Founding Member - Presenting the Awards to the Award Winners



 

After the UMSAT Show join your fellow divers and shipwreck enthusiasts to socialize and honor the year 2012 GLSPS Award Program Winners:

 

BSA Venture Crew 820 was awarded the Dive Community Contribution Award


   

BSA Venture Crew 820 Receiving Award


 

Jeff Redmon of Redmon Law Charter was awarded the GLSPS Appreciation Award


   

Jeff Redman Receiving Award


 

C. Patrick Labadie previously Director of the Duluth Marine Museum and currently of Thunder Bay National Maritime Sanctuary was awarded the GLSPS Special Acknowledgement Award


      

C. Patrick Labadie Receiving Award

After the Award was presented, an announcement was made that this award was renamed the C. Patrick Labadie Special Acknowledgement Award after a Maritime History's most dynamic historian.


 

 

The dinner was from 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM in the St. Croix Ballroom with a cocktails and reception starting a 7:00 PM.

 

Our guest speaker was an interesting and dynamic speaker Bret Gilliam who spun some humorous yarns from his lengthy career in the diving industry. As promised the evening was filled with laughter and great stories. We thoroughly enjoyed Bret's encore presentation.



Bret Gilliam - Giving his great presentation about the Dive Industry and how it has advanced through the years.
Thank Bret for the Great Presentation!