|I wanted a cool island ride
|The Carabao has been a friend and beast of
burden to the people in the western pacific
since their introduction in the 1600’s. Sedately
plodding along the dusty roads, these wonderful
animals were happy to pull their heavily loaded
carts. They were the island’s trucks, tractors,
and cars, also providing both milk and meat.
I HAD THE BOAT'S NAME
THE MOTOR VESSEL
|After retiring to Guam I thought I would spend a lot of time
under the mango tree, but it is not working out that way.
The people of the Western Pacific are spread over hundreds
of small islands. Only a few are serviced by regular freight
operations leaving many without dependable links. There are
non-profit organizations collecting school supplies, medical
supplies, and the like for distribution to these smaller islands.
However, transport to the smaller islands is very difficult.
Some islands are visited less than once a year. People die for
the lack of medicines we routinely buy at K-Mart. Much of this
is within 400 miles of Guam.
Out of this, the dream of a purpose-built delivery boat
began to develop.
|We provide support to organization with educational, scientific,
environmental, and medical interest in remote areas of the Western
Pacific and the Philippines