One more shout out to everyone who helped make this effort possible. Because of your financial support and integral belief in this project, the Hunt for the Lost Clipper has begun preparations to leave the US and head for Micronesia next Friday. In reality, the $6,100 raised is roughly 50% of the actual cost of the endeavor, with the remaining balance covered by me personally. I had doubts of my fund raising capability to reach the $12,000 mark so I opted early to seek only half the amount — and I think that was a pretty accurate call. We squeaked by within the last few hours to make the goal… something that really had be quite nervous to be honest.
So from this point on, I will do my utmost to keep you all in the loop and to let you know how the journey is progressing. Co-producer and great friend, Jeff Riegel, will double in duties as cinematographer, location editor and blogger during the trip so look for his posts too. If you haven’t yet already done so, I recommend signing up for free updates on this website to follow our progress through each milestone. In the next few weeks, we will post photos, and if the bandwidth permits, video clips of our trek though the remote jungles of Truk Lagoon. I hear the weather has been pretty poor so don’t expect any pretty images of palm trees and placid waters… more like monsoonal downpours. Ugh!
Again, THANK YOU from the team. We could not and would not be here without each and everyone one of you.