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The work we do with the Secret History of American…

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This Summer’s Expedition on the Sacramento River

In previous years, Modes has exhibited the project in the…

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Are We Going To Die on the Sacramento River?

There are a few things that worry me. Because of…

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A Secret History of American River People in Sacramento

The Sacramento History Museum is proud to present a compelling…

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Making holes in a perfectly good boat with a clever jig

Making holes in a perfectly good boat with a clever…

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James and Wes rewiring (turns out unnecessarily) the new MerController

James and Wes rewiring (turns out unnecessarily) the new MerController

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MerControl2 wired up for new power. Good day of work w Benzy, James & Miah

MerControl2 wired up for new power. Good day of work…

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What River is Next?

People ask us all the time, "What river will we…

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Setting in supplies thanks to a pretty sweet sponsorship

Setting in supplies thanks to a pretty sweet sponsorship

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Working Working Working

Less than two weeks before we launch. We've been doing…

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Studying up on the new Mercury parts from our Official Engine Provider

Studying up on the new Mercury parts from our Official…

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Dirty, covered in paint and epoxy after a full day of working on the shantyboat

Dirty, covered in paint and epoxy after a full day…

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Miah revarnishes the battered rub rail

Miah revarnishes the battered rub rail

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Benzy works on her thesis among the chaos of shantyboat work

Benzy works on her thesis among the chaos of shantyboat…

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New shantyboat kitchen faucet assembled

New shantyboat kitchen faucet assembled

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We had a problem with the hold doors on the shantyboat always creeping open. Magnets

We had a problem with the hold doors on the…

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Steffan welds plumbing we’re using for the faucet

Steffan welds plumbing we're using for the faucet

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Decommissioning the old MerControl on the shantyboat

Decommissioning the old MerControl on the shantyboat

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The untidy state of the shantyboat between journeys

The untidy state of the shantyboat between journeys

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Not seen the new Secret History trailer yet? Check it out!

Not seen the new Secret History trailer yet? Check it…

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Only 5 days left: $3230 still to go! Great rewards.

Only 5 days left: $3230 still to go! Great rewards.…

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Weird things afoot – cutting into the shelves for a crossbeam to support the extended loft

Weird things afoot - cutting into the shelves for a…

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Yesterday moved half a ton of brush to make room for the shantyboat

Yesterday moved half a ton of brush to make room…

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New Secret History Trailer [VIDEO]

After 3 years of fieldwork, 1000 river miles, 15,000 road…

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Wes futzes with the shantyboat electrical system

Wes futzes with the shantyboat electrical system (photo by @dudicusmaximus)

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Another day spent under the decks of the shantyboat-full system shutoff relay

Another day spent under the decks of the shantyboat-full system…

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Miah replaces aging bike tube shelfkeepers. Now stuff won’t rain down on us constantly @dudicusmaximus

Miah replaces aging bike tube shelfkeepers. Now stuff won't rain…

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What is Miah doing on the shantyboat?

What is Miah doing on the shantyboat?

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Only 2 weeks left of the Secret History @Kickstarter &…

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Testing the new shantyboat water system

Testing the new shantyboat water system

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The continuing Surprising Things The Mouse Ate series

The continuing Surprising Things The Mouse Ate series

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Yeah, I guess our mouse visitor really wanted olive oil to go with their other snacks

Yeah, I guess our mouse visitor really wanted olive oil…

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Draining the water tanks to revamp the water system. #secrethistory

Draining the water tanks to revamp the water system. #secrethistory…

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