Builder of The Seeker goes looking for support

The Seeker is taking shape in an open boat shed on Beach Road in Tisbury.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Seeker is taking shape in an open boat shed on Beach Road in Tisbury.

Ted Box announced this week that work on The Seeker, a hand-built wooden scow, is on schedule and a launch is planned for September 2013.

An Internet fundraising campaign via the popular crowd-sourcing site www.indiegogo.com is currently underway, according to a press release.

Mr. Box has involved students from the beginning of the construction process. “As The Seeker ventures onto the high seas, programs for at-risk kids will provide a floating classroom and seaworthy experience,” according to the press release.

As part of the fundraising and community outreach effort, the public is welcome to drop by the construction site and visit between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 pm beginning Thursday, May 2.

The Seeker’s open boatshed is located on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, across from the Citgo station.

For more information, or to make an appointment to visit the construction site of The Seeker, or to make a donation by phone or check, contact Ted Box at tedbox91@gmail.com or 508-680-6470.