Hunt for the Lost Clipper

Welcome to the Lost Clipper blog post

Over the past twelve years, I have sought to answer the nearly forgotten question of "What happened to the Hawaii Clipper?" Together with you, the readers of this blog, I intend to complete work on a book and documentary on the who, what, where, when and specifically why the Pan Am flying boat and its passengers & crew vanished. Thanks for your visit and I hope you will join and return to this blog often.


Today is the 76th Anniversary

On a summer day, perhaps much like today, flight #229 disappeared high over the Pacific Ocean.  It was July 29th (the 28th in the US) halfway between Guam and the Philippine islands when all communications abruptly stopped in what may have been a minor rain squall.  The communications between the radio station in Sumay and the Hawaii Clipper were fairly routine up to the point of the mighty ships’ vanishing.


What happened to the most high-tech commercial airliner in the world and those people aboard it?  Was it a structural failure?  Did the flying boat crash due to poor weather? Was pilot error a factor or did something far more sinister such as the worlds first aerial hijacking take place?   These and other questions may soon be answered as we journey to the remote islands of Micronesia for our third and final exploration and explore new clues as to what really happened to the famed China Clipper class aircraft.  Stay tuned as we leave in three weeks!

Less than 24 hours left!

OK all you BIG fish out there, time to reel it in and see how you roll! Let’s put this over the top!

24 Left

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Crunch Time!



Ok, we are 40% there but have 72 hours left.  If EVERYONE reading this gave one of these, we would meet the goal.  Won’t you please help?  Please pledge here:

We Won!!! ‘Lost Clipper’ Wins the 4th #Docufunding Project!

Thanks everyone for voting!  I have the greatest friends… you know who you are. We won!!!

My very first promo video to tell the story of the Lost Clipper


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July 11, 2014

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The note says it all.  If you have been on the fence and wondering if you should help in this excellent film adventure, well stop making wrinkles in your pants, hop off the fence and join our cause.  This story is one like none ever told, and it won’t be told unless folks like you step up and help in this noble effort.  Come on, you probably spent more today at Starbucks right?  Give some love and thanks for checking in.

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