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Did you see that our Plastiki boys made the Sunday NYT?

So proud of our scrappy, industrious friends. Read the article; get psyched about the upcoming voyage; make sure you recycle that 2-liter Diet Coke bottle next time instead of chucking it in the trash. It might've ended up as a boat.

My favorite blurb from the article, for obvious self-invested reasons:
Indeed, Mr. de Rothschild said that just getting the Plastiki into the water has been a victory, one that came after years of planning, months of delays and more than a few nights of discouraged drinking.
Glad to know I could've been a little part of those "more than a few nights of discouraged drinking." Love these guys (and charming skipper Jo), and love their passion for their project.

(And that's another Hopper above, of course: "Ground Swell," 1939)

Sending a Message in 12,000 Bottles (NYT)


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