The Northwest Passage, You Say?

I have read so many stories and dreamed about it. Now I am actually getting the opportunity! I have been asked to help deliver S/V Breskell from St. John's in Newfoundland, Canada to Port Hadlock in Washington, USA via the Northwest Passage with Olivier Huin. In the words of Olivier, “Witness the fabled Northwest Passage from the deck of a wooden sailboat and document the effects of global warming on the Arctic."

I will be traveling to St John's on June 25th to help prep the boat, with a planned departure date of July 10, 2019. If Breskell cannot get through the Passage this summer due to ice, then plan B is to deliver the boat by way of the Panama Canal. For this reason, the voyage could last between three and six months.

This is not a "for hire" situation but rather a "once in a lifetime opportunity" where the regret of passing it up would weigh too heavy.

Still on my WISH LIST:
Home-base rent support - $3000(dependent on how long the trip lasts)
Communal Rental Car Contributions in St. John's - $200(?)
Extra travel expenses - $200
Gamin inReach subscription - $400(?)
Food and Diesel (?)

I would be very grateful for any financial support that could be offered. I intend to photograph and write about the experience and to share these through my blog, FaceBook, Twitter and though Breskell's website. I will also submit articles for consideration in various sailing publications. 
More information about me is available on Sailing With Josh and more information on S/V Breskell can be found here:
S/V Breskell 

If your preference is to support Olivier and the vessel itself, he has a fundraiser too:
Gofundme - Breskell
I am very excited about this expedition and in awe that I have been selected. My expenses will be far more than I could expect to be able to fundraise. Any financial support would be very welcome, appreciated, and judiciously applied. Either way, I hope to offer a worthy account of the voyage.

Thank you.

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  • Michael Kelly 
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Joshua Wheeler 
Seattle, WA
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