Advisory: Space Coast Boat Captain Returns Home After Statewide Voyage on Solar Boat to Warn Voters About the Deception of Amendment 1

For Immediate Release

November 7, 2016

Contact: Floridians for Solar Choice, 754-307-7451sarah@flsolarchoice.org

Advisory: Space Coast Boat Captain Returns Home After Statewide Voyage on Solar Boat to Warn Voters About the Deception of Amendment 1

Cocoa, Fla. (November 7, 2016) – Merritt Island resident Carter Quillen returns home to the Space Coast, completing his statewide voyage aboard his solar-powered boat, traveling from Jacksonville to Miami and back, stopping along the way to inform Floridians why they must vote NO on the deceptive, utility-backed Amendment 1 on November’s ballot. At the conclusion of his voyage, Captain Quillen and his solar-powered boat The Archimedes will have traveled more than 600 miles, organized half a dozen press conferences, and reached millions of voters to warn them about the deception of Amendment 1. Captain Quillen returns to the Space Coast in time to cast his own ballot to vote no on Amendment 1 in Merritt Island on Tuesday. Captain Quillen will be available by appointment throughout the day on Monday and until 3 p.m. on Tuesday for interviews and tours of the boat to tell his story.radar-no-on-1

WHEN AND WHERE: 

  • Monday, November 7, 10 am to 3 pm: tours and interviews by appointment – at  Lee Wenner Park, 300 Riveredge Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • Tuesday, November 8:  tours and interviews by appointment – at Banana River Marina, 1360 Banana River Drive S., Merritt Island, FL 32952 

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:

VISUALS: The Archimedes, the world’s largest solar-powered concrete boat, will be docked for filming and photography as well as brief walk-on tours. The Captain and crew are joined on the voyage by their mascot and photogenic dog, Radar. You can get a quick preview with this video clip: https://www.facebook.com/flsolarchoice/videos/932786456854652/

“We like to think of the Arc more like a nautically-themed, self-propelled, waterfront condominium than a boat,” said Carter Quillen, captain of the solar-powered Archimedes. “Constructed of steel reinforced concrete, with all the comforts of home, the Archimedes has traversed the entire Intracoastal Waterway of Florida, (nearly twice), propelled entirely by solar energy, demonstrating the true potential for home owners to go solar in the ‘Sunshine State.’ But this potential is being threatened by the monopoly utilities, so we are undertaking the voyage to urge people to SAY NO To Amendment 1.”

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Floridians for Solar Choice is a grassroots effort working to help more homes and businesses generate electricity by harnessing the power of the sun. Learn more at www.flsolarchoice.org