Message in a Bottle

60-sec Video messages of congratulations and encouragement for future generations
The voice of accomplished women in sea and space and their champions

Team Antigua - Island Girls (AG) Kevinia Francis, Samara Emmanuel, Elvira Bell, Christal Clashing, first all-black TWAC Atlantic Rowers
Jan 28 2019, Team Antigua - Island Girls (Kevinia Francis, Samara Emmanuel, Elvira Bell and Christal Clashing) became the world’s first all-black team and the first all-women team to represent the Caribbean to row across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge — considered the world’s toughest row. They rowed more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean over 47 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes taking the same route used during the international slave trade hundreds of years earlier.
Felicty Acton (UK) first woman to ski alone across Antarctica and lead international women's ski teams to the Poles, Britian.
In 2012 Felicty Acton became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica. It was a journey of 1744km that took 59 days to complete. In 2013 she spent a month flying across North America in an airship and in 2016 retraced the route of the 1898 Klondike Goldrush across the Yukon. She has also led the first British Women’s crossing of Greenland, a 6000km drive to the South Pole, a 36,000km drive to the Pole of Cold, and numerous international teams of women on ski expeditions to both the North and South Poles.
Alison Levine (US) Grand Slam Adventurer, and captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition.
Alison has served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which only twenty people in the world have achieved. After three heart surgeries and suffering from Raynaud’s disease, Alison made history again in 2016 when she completed two first ascents: Hall Peak in Antarctica and Khang Karpo in Nepal.
Gary Knell (US) Chairman of National Geographic Partners
Gary E. Knell is Chairman of National Geographic Partners, the global joint venture owned by The Walt Disney Company and the National Geographic Society, which includes National Geographic television, print and digital assets and related activities in travel and consumer products. From 2014 through February 2018, Knell served as President and CEO of the National Geographic Society where he oversaw the Society’s vast nonprofit activities in science, exploration, education and media innovation.
Kevin Hardy (US) Deep Sea Challenge Exploration Team Engineer
Kevin Hardy directed the design, construction, and operation of unmanned landers for the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. He retired from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD in June 2011 after 40 years of service. He founded Global Ocean Design LLC creating untethered underwater robotic platforms and purpose-built benthic landers to explore the most hostile regions of Earth’s oceans. His unmanned landers reached the absolute deepest point in the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench in March/April 2012.
Dennis & Claudia Chamberland (US) Atlantica Expeditions
Dennis Chamberland has logged >30 days as an aquanaut on 14 seafloor missions as Mission Commander and Principal Investigator. He has designed six undersea habitats: the Engineering Research Habitats (ER Series) I and II, the Scott Carpenter Space Analog Station Habitat, the New Worlds Explorer, the Leviathan Habitat and Challenger Station Habitat. A certified aquanaut (AQ) since 1993, along with his wife Claudia, they hold the record for the most acculmulated days undersea working as a married Aquanaut team, and the first aquanaut family unit with three of their children living undersea in 1997.