Stock Photo: Raft named 'Junk'. On the third day of the trip the 'Junk' sets sail about 65 miles from shore. Pictured is Joel Paschal. On Sunday June 1, the raft named 'Junk' left Long Beach for it’s 2100 mile voyage to Hawaii to bring attention to the plastic marine debris (nicknamed the plastic soup) accumulating in the North Pacific Gyre. .