- TIGHAR # 0142CE.
John Clauss is a veteran of seven expeditions to Nikumaroro and has been a TIGHAR member since 1987. He is self-employed, in the business of specialty fabrication for race cars and race sailboats, is an experienced heavy equipment operator and has been a general engineering/hazmat contractor for over twenty years. He also holds a private pilot/ float plane certificate and has been racing sailboats for forty years.
In 1982, he raised an aluminum unlimited hydroplane from the bottom of Lake Tahoe. Skip-A-Long had been resting at a depth of five hundred feet since 1949 and is now on display at a local museum.
John was born and raised in Sacramento California and has resided on the California side of Lake Tahoe for the past thirty three years.