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Saying bon voyage to the SolBus on Summer Solstice

Saturday, June 22, 2013 mick

(Carly Lettero text / David Lettero photos)

Yesterday was the summer solstice, which of course is the longest day of the year, so it seemed like an apropos day for the SolBus to arrive at the international shipping port in Bayonne, New Jersey.

International shipping regulations require vehicles to be empty when they ship, so as soon as Dave Lettero arrived at the port in Jersey, he had to unpack all of the Solarize Ghana gear into a shipping container.  Once the shipping container was locked and signed off on, Dave drove the empty bus to another huge parking lot and got in line with hundreds of other vehicles that are ready to make the trans-Atlantic voyage.  We are hoping there will be enough space on the next boat, leaving June 24, for the SolBus. We’ll keep you posted! 

SolBus at the international shipping port in Bayonne, New Jersey with the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom Tower in the background. 

Dave Lettero with the fully packed SolBus before he drive it to the port. 

At the port all of the Solarize Ghana gear was emptied into a shipping container through the back door of the bus. 






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