Dear Mr. Kania
My name is Eric Wartenweiler Smith and I want to sail one of your floating islands across the Caribbean Sea....
crater lake on top of a volcano for NASA, or racing cars across the Sahara
Desert. But although such a voyage might sound silly at first, done correctly it
could be a scientifically driven, educational, and news worthy event that would
draw attention to the plight of our oceans as well as to broaden public
awareness of BioHaven® Floating Islands.
While my "day job" as a research
vessel captain and scientific diver makes me capable of understanding the
realities undertaking of such an endeavor, it is my extensive experience with
media connected scientific exploration featuring public, scientific, and
commercial support that would allow such an expedition to become a
Whats my motivation? Such a voyage would tie in nicely with my
own research on Paleolithic navigation and early human voyages of
So my question to you is; would you be interested in
discussing such a project, or perhaps you know something that might move my
dream closer to reality? The things I read on your website gave me an indication
The concept phase would include my compiling some
outlines, written descriptions,goals and images, posters, and a multimedia
presentation representing a stable, seaworthy craft capable of safely navigating
across the oceans constructed in part with your product.
I'm working on
that portion now because I need to have something in hand by May.
the rush, you ask?
Because on June 5th, just after I return from
continued excavation on 3 sunken cities in Egypt as a diver for famed Underwater
Archaeologist Franck Goddio, I will go to Philadelphia for the Grand Opening of
an exhibition at the
Franklin Institute displaying many of the amazing
artifacts we have recovered in Egypt. Giant statues, gold jewelry, that sort of
During the week of the Grand Opening, I will be giving multimedia
presentations to many groups including environmental scientists, the Army Corp
of Engineers, and the General Public. Many of these presentations will be
arranged by my host Aqua Survey, Inc., an environmental services company that
works daily on the fight against pollution of oceans and waterways. And at the
end of many of my presentations in the past, the audience has always asked what
I'm up to next.
I could tell them about our up coming shipwreck hunt
in Korea, the one in Peru, or my own experimental small boat voyaging. On the
other hand I could reveal to this group of environmental consultants the concept
of sailing a mobile bio-remediation craft right through an oceanic dead zone
with all the trappings of a modern expedition, including big Commercial
Sponsorship, TV documentary coverage, maximized social networking, and regular
satellite/Internet contact with Oceanography students.
already an enthusiastic sponsor, will be my host in Philadelphia. They have
sponsored many of my expeditions in the past, including ones involving the
Discovery Channel and various Print Media. Blue Turtle Inc. will be managing my
presentation materials, press releases and posters to make them a knock-out, as
usual. Whats more, Dr. Clarice Yentsch of Nova Southeastern Universities
Oceanography Department has already indicated her enthusiasm to tie this in with
various student and faculty research objectives. And just today I met with a
Korean Industrialist and developer of new oceanic wave energy generators, and
hope to soon have his partnership as well.
In reading on your website
about your companies plans for the future, I inferred that you must have
discussed many similar concepts concerning the exciting possibilities of your
floating islands. Please let me know if you'd like to discuss the concept I have
briefly outlined here, and if it provides an opportunity for your company to
achieve your great aspirations for the future.
Captain Eric Wartenweiler Smith
330 Julia Street
Key West, Florida
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