All Hands on Deck! LAUNCH PT-305!
We need your help to get the world’s only restored and operational combat-veteran PT boat back in the water!
Over the next 30 days, we’re crowdfunding a goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter to return our restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat PT-305 to her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago.
WWII patrol-torpedo boats were a perfect naval expression of the American Spirit at war. Today, just four of these combat-veteran PT boats still exist in the United States. PT-305 is the only one that is fully restored.
Now, after a $3.3 million restoration effort and more than 100,000 hours of work by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteers, PT-305 is ready to hit the water.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FINISH THE JOB!
We need to raise $100,000 by April 8, 2016, to get PT-305 back to her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain. To raise the money, we need all hands on deck to make this a reality.
Here are three ways you can help out:
- Donate $25 or more today, and we’ll be one step closer to reaching our goal by April 8. BACK THIS PROJECT
- Spread the word! SHARE THIS PROJECT WITH YOUR FRIENDS
- Join us on Friday, March 11, at our third annual Drafts for Crafts event for an evening of delicious food, open bar, live music, and a bit of history raising funds for PT-305 at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE