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March 2 - 3, 2018

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

Same Location as 2017!

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.

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Essex Mast Restoration Project

When:
Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 AM until Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:00 PM
Where:
GLSPS / Ken Merryman's House
7345 Symphony Ln NE
Fridlwy , MN  

763-785-9516
Contact:
Ken Merryman
Category:
2018 Projects
Registration is recommended
Abilities to work with both wood (which could be rotton at times) and metal.
Registrants & Fees
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee
No Fee


This project is an on going but challenging project for the GLSPS.  We need lots of help and hopefully some expertise from someone with the abilities to work with rotting wood.

To learn more about the project please click here - Essex Mast Restoration Project

Ken Merryman and other active volunteers have performed many experiments on the wood that is left over from the Essex Mast.  We are hoping we can salvage it and be able to restore it to somewhat of an original condition.

In the spring, March through April, the GLSPS plans on completing the experiments to the wood and decide on how we move forward with the restoration project.

If you are interested in joining us on this project, please contact Ken Merryman to find out when, where and how you can help.  His contact information is under the "Contact Us" section of the GLSPS website.