About the Lost Sea Expedition TV Series

The Lost Sea Expedition TV series is about a voyage I (Bernie Harberts) took across America with my mule. The series was filmed with only the gear I carried in my wagon – no film crew, support team or sponsor. I slowed down to explore a sped up world as only a man alone can do.

Out there in my tiny wagon, I filmed what I lived: tumbleweed gales, snow storms, the highs of Badlands Blue and the low of Prairie Fever. I lived among the people I interviewed – ranchers, Lakota elders, scientists, creationists and and every day folks.

Bernie and his muile Polly in the New Mexican desert. The film footage of their voyage became the basis of the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

Hi. I’m Bernie Harberts and this is my mule Polly. We traveled and filmed our way across American in our wagon. That footage is now being turned in to the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. (Hope, NM)

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The 2,500 mile route we took across America. The voyage lasted 14 months, covered 10 states and spanned 4 seasons.

The goal of my voyage was to capture the wandering life, explore a little known part of America, and bring the experience home to you. The Lost Sea Expedition does that. When it is complete you’ll be able to “walk” across the United States with me in 4 half-hour TV segments. Instead sound bite glimpses of county, like you get on some social media and the news, you’ll feel like you spent a year absorbing it first hand.

Still, the voyage isn’t quite done for me. I need to bring the TV series the final distance – get it paid for and on TV.

The Lost Sea Wagon parked on Hurley Butte, South Dakota.

The Lost Sea Expedition TV series lets you absorb some of the remotest parts of America, like Hurley Butte, South Dakota.

Turning the footage shot in the field in to a TV series has been a huge project. The Lost Sea Expedition is currently in production. It is being produced for public television which means I have to come up with all the money to make this happen.

This is where you can help. Please make a donation to help complete the series. Just $25 would buy half an hour of audio engineering. With your help, I’m confident we’ll raise enough money to finish this project in short order. I want you to see this series as soon as possible so let’s get going!

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In the meantime, all the latest info about the voyage and TV series – from video shorts to where you can catch up with mule Polly and me – is in the Latest News section. Have you seen the one about the mummified….thing…

 

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Even mule Polly has joined the fund raising effort. Browse the premiums to see what it would take to get her to your school, home or event.

Even mule Polly has joined the fund raising effort. Browse the premiums to see what it would take to get her to your school, home or event. Or, you might just be happy with the Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug.

Folks donate to the Lost Sea Expedition for all sorts of reasons. Some folks love that this is a bare bones adventure rarely seen on TV. It’s just a man and his mule, filming his way across America and coming up with something never seen before.  Other folks give for purely generous reasons. They’ve done well in life and it just makes them feel good to spend a few dollars on a project that makes them smile.

Regardless of why you want to give, I sure appreciate your help. And I want to give something back. Your gift might score a Lost Sea DVD or print. It might even score a fossil from the Lost Sea or a visit from mule Polly. So have a look through the premiums. Find a level you’re happy with. Then please send in your donation. Each one of your hard-earned dollars will bring the Lost Sea Expedition one step closer to broadcast.

The Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug. Perfect for hitting the dusty trail or the commute.

The Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug. Perfect for the commute or the dusty trail.

$25 gets you on board the Lost Sea Expedition TV series. Part of you will be out there traveling and filming your way across America in a wagon. You’ll get a giant thank you from me and a mention in the online credits.

$50 gets a big thanks and, next time I see you, a hug around the neck. Oh, and you’ll get a mention in the online credits.

$150 gets you a Lost Sea Expedition DVD when the series is released. That’s in addition to a great big thank you and a mention in the online credits.

$250 gets you a signed Lost Sea Expedition poster. Then there’s the DVD, a great big thank you and an online credit.

$500 gets you a Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug. Add to that the poster, the DVD, mucho thanks and a mention in the online credits.

$1,000 gets you a fossil from the Lost Sea. And a Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug, signed poster, DVD and a mention in the online credits. And of course, my hearty thank thank you.

Each Lost Sea Expedition print is signed.

The 13″x19″ Lost Sea Expedition print. It comes signed from me to you.

$2,500 gets you a meet and greet with me, Bernie – your place or mine (within 100 miles of Lenoir, NC or you pay mileage). Plus you score a fossil from the Lost Sea, a Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug, signed poster and DVD, a big thank you and a mention in the online credits.

$15,000 gets you a full day with mule Polly me and the Lost Sea wagon plus a meet and greet with me (all within 100 miles of Lenoir, NC or you pay mileage). Plus you score a fossil from the Lost Sea, a Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug, signed poster, DVD and a mention in the online credits. Along with a great big thank you. Contact me.

$25,000 gets you underwriting credits before and after each Lost Sea Expedition segment airs. You also get a full day with mule Polly me and the Lost Sea wagon plus a meet and greet with me (all within 100 miles of Lenoir, NC or you pay mileage). That’s on top of a fossil from the Lost Sea, a Lost Sea Expedition coffee mug, signed poster, DVD, and a mention in the online credits. Oh, and you should see how big a hug I’ll give you. Contact me.

$50,000 gets you underwriting credits before and after each Lost Sea Expedition segment airs, an overnight wagon trip, a full day with mule Polly me and the Lost Sea wagon plus a meet and greet with me (all within 100 miles of Lenoir, NC or you pay mileage). Then there’s all that other stuff in addition to a man-sized bear hug.  Contact me.

$100,000 gets you underwriting credits before and after each Lost Sea Expedition segment airs. You also get a full day’s wagon ride at your private or business event, an overnight wagon trip, a full day with mule Polly me and the Lost Sea wagon plus a meet and greet with me (all within 100 miles of Lenoir, NC or you pay mileage). Yep, you still get the other loot. I’ll even throw in enough marine fossils to recreate a patch of the Lost Sea in your back yard. Contact me.