In the meantime, says Hersey, the company’s looking for other ways to commercialize the data and thereby fund its collection. ARGUS, for example, has caught the attention of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers because it gives a snapshot of areas along busy shipping lanes that may need dredging. As of year’s end, Hersey said the company is still looking for volunteers headed to warmer U.S. East Coast destinations to mount beta units on their boats. And ideally, the company will find new funding and build several dozen more systems that can be put to work. With luck, the voyage of ARGUS will prove to be a good one for both mariners and the company. That would be a sea story with a happy ending.