Second, our Indiegogo campaign is winding down within the week. We have only raised a few thousand dollars, but we have learned about what we need to do differently and will probably look at another one soon.
Finally, while in Scotland, President McEwan was contacted by a representative of an organization in Scotland that is planning to renovate the Port Glasgow area where Falls of Clyde was built. This was stimulated by newspaper stories in England and Scotland that reported the potential demise of the ship. They have asked if we would be willing to return the ship to Scotland if they can raise the funds to bring her back and restore her. Based on the limited support we have gotten locally, we must consider this because our mission is to preserve and restore her and if that can help elsewhere we must consider pursuing that option. However, it is only speculative at this point. If we can complete our goal of getting the ship into drydock, we will have moved preservation forward and, even if she goes back to Scotland, she will be in a safer condition.