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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Press and Media

Downloads, Images, Press Releases and Wagon BIts

Downloads, Images, Press Releases and Wagon Bits

Lost Sea Expedition TV Series Press and Downloads

Contact: info@lostseaexpedition.com

Address: The Lost Sea Expedition / RiverEarth / PO Box 684 / Lenoir, NC 28645

Download Documentation

Lost Sea Expedition Press Release (pdf format)

Lost Sea Expedition Fact Sheet (pdf format)

Download Lost Sea Expedition Trailers

Download Lost Sea Expedition Flyer

Lost Sea Expedition Program Flyer (8 1/2" X 11 ")

Lost Sea Expedition Program Flyer (8 1/2″ X 11 “)

Image Gallery

Image Credit: Bernie Harberts

Bernie Harberts and his mule Polly.

 

Bernie and Mule Polly.

Bernie and Mule Polly.

The route across America.

Route of the Lost Sea Expedition. The voyage lasted 14 months and included Canada and 10 states. It began in Neptune, Saskatchewan and ended in Fort Hancock, Texas, on the Mexican border.

Mule Polly and the Lost Sea Expedition wagon in the snow while filming.

A solar panel on the Lost Sea Expedition wagon charged the cameras, audio recorder and laptop. Bernie and Polly filmed through all conditions and temperatures ranging from single to triple digits. This is a first for a wagon voyage across America.

 

Wagon parked on Hurley Butte, South Dakota.

The Lost Sea Expedition takes TV viewers to some of the least inhabited parts of America. Here, mule Polly and the wagon take a break on Hurley Butte, South Dakota.

 

 

Bernie Harberts pulls his wagon.

Bernie pulls his wagon across a remote Texas bridge. He lead his mule Polly across earlier so she wouldn’t have to pull the wagon across dangerous gaps in the bridge deck.

 

Charlie Frye underwater scene.

An underwater scene from the Lost Sea Expedition. Well known North Carolina folk artist Charlie Frye painted 35-plus original illustrations for the series.

 

Diane Turko: the "Skunk Lady" from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series

Diane Turko: the “Skunk Lady” from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

 

Creationist Joe Taylor: from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series

Creationist Joe Taylor: from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

 

Sod home resident George McKillip: from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series

Sod home resident George McKillip: from the Lost Sea Expedition TV series.

A Nebraska rancher's hands.

A Nebraska rancher’s hands.