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Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society
Dedicated to Saving our Shipwrecks "From Prevention to Preservation"
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GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!
2019 UMSAT Show

New Date for 2019 UMSAT Show!!

April 12 - 13, 2019


Friday 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Including After Party with food and Beverages)

New Location for 2019!

Jimmy's Event Center Vadnais Heights MN
 
For more information on the 2018 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2019 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 at kmerryman@glsps.org or Phil Kerber at pkerber@glsps.org

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 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 2 hour - day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining him and his staff on a north shore day cruise.

HomeMadeira Sonar & Survey Project 2018



Madeira Sonar and Survey Project 2018  
"Phase one"



September 1 - 3, 2018







Photo By Tamara Thompsen




Photo By Tamara Thompsen

The Madeira, arguably the most dived shipwreck the North Shore, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 1992.

Due not only to the changing nature of a shipwreck site, but also advancements in equipment and data collection, the National Park Service
recommends these sites be revisited to provide an update to the Listing. 

This spring the GLSPS applied for, and the Minnesota Historical Society awarded the GLSPS, a Grant funded by the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
to bring cutting edge sonar technology to completely map the Madeira wreck site.

The GLSPS is excited to bring to you this project to map out the seldom visited and unknown areas of the wreck site to increase diver enjoyment and better tell the story of this massive ship.


This project has three phases associated with it.  Phase one we are starting the Sonar and Survey portion of the project and it is starting on Labor Day Weekend 2018.  

The project will continue through 2019 for phase two and three.

Please scroll down this page to follow the project as it progresses.



Drawing by Minnesota Historical Society - July 1992



More about the project coming soon!!!



Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Monday, September 3, 2018
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