Awesome Reception in Port EvergladesLMSHQ
When the Halie and Matthew came into Port Everglades, the response from local organizations has been tremendous. This is a short summary of the overwhelming generosity we received, and a huge THANK YOU from the crew of the Halie and Matthew.
Halie & Matthew Comes HomeLMSHQ
Today at 18h30 the schooner Halie and Matthew sailed into Port Everglades and tied up to the dock. The dock was arranged by our friends at Shake-a-leg Miami, and the kind people from Seafarer's House, thanks very much. Both these non-profit organisations deserve your support. They arrived with medicine, food, water, snacks, toilet paper and much more to welcome our crew home. The area is in a high security part of the port, so when the small boat was lowered into the water, and sped off to assist with the docking of the Halie & Matthew, a red alert was issued, and the boat was immediately surrounded by patrol cars, USCG, Customs & Border Protection agents, and Broward County Sherrifs. Apparently the small boat caused panic, they thought it was a USS Cole type incident, or that somebody was trying to flee the vessel before clearing customs. As you can imagine, it took a while before everything was worked out, but for a few minutes there, it looked really bad. The crew is happy to be home, and looking forward to seeing you.
Offloading Relief Supplies in HaitiLMSHQ
With the imminent arrival in Fort lauderdale of the schooner Halie and Matthew, here is a sneak peak at the offloading process in Haiti.
Progress in HaitiLMSHQ
The schooner Halie and Matthew arrived in Haiti at an undisclosed location, full of relief supplies on Friday morning, April 30, 2010. The day was chaos, trying to get customs clearance before the week-end, and when that was impossible, our man on the ground in Haiti, Greg Bennick, from One Hundred for Haiti, worked a miracle on Saturday, getting all the paperwork finalized. The unloading was scheduled for first thing today, Monday, but before that.....
Relief Voyage featured in May Issue of Yachting World MagazinePhilip
The story of our first relief voyage to Haiti is featured in the May issue of Yachting World Magazine. Due to the air traffic chaos caused by the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, there are no copies of the magazine yet in the US, and presumably the rest of the world. However, we were fortunate to get a scanned copy emailed to us. Look out for it at your local news outlets. They published several of our photographs as well, including the picture I took of Liberty roaring through the trades from my kite. (The picture is from scanned copy of the magazine. I can't publish the article here, because the copyrights belong to the magazine).
The Journey so Far...Liberty Mission Support HQ
Despite the brief layover in Jamaica for repairs, the relief voyage to Haiti is still on. While underway, we maintain a google map of the position of the schooner Halie and Matthew each time we hear from vessel. We allow close friends and family to access the map, so that they can track their progress through the Caribbean Sea. Since departing from Miami Beach, the google map has been viewed an incredible 3700+ times!
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