Visitor Nate playing banjo during the shantyboat open house

Visitor Nate playing banjo during the shantyboat open house

Visitor Nate playing banjo during the shantyboat open house

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Join us for a Shantyboat Open House! Tue & Wed 3-7pm Ditto Landing Huntsville

Join us for a Shantyboat Open House! Tue & Wed 3-7pm Ditto Landing Huntsville

Join us for a Shantyboat Open House! Tue & Wed…

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Shantyboat band photo

Shantyboat band photo

Shantyboat band photo

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Jeremiah arrives to relieve Ships Mate Cara

Jeremiah arrives to relieve Ships Mate Cara

Jeremiah arrives to relieve Ships Mate Cara

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5th Ave School, first integrated public school in Alabama in 1963. Now honored with a brand new medical tower

5th Ave School, first integrated public school in Alabama in 1963. Now honored with a brand new medical tower

5th Ave School, first integrated public school in Alabama in…

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Site of the Huntsville slave cemetery now honored with medical offices. Last used in 1870. Euphemistically known as "Georgia" in the Black community

Site of the Huntsville slave cemetery now honored with medical offices. Last used in 1870. Euphemistically known as “Georgia” in the Black community

Site of the Huntsville slave cemetery now honored with medical…

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UK DailyMail: Could you live on a ‘shantyboat’? Artist calls this tiny homemade floating shack home as he journeys around the Tennessee River

A homemade 'shanty boat' is currently floating down the Tennessee…

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Dorris Turner – What does the river mean to you? [VIDEO]

Excerpt from interview with Dorris Turner in Guntersville, Alabama along…

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Have a beater car we can borrow for a few days in Huntsville? Downtown is literally 10'miles from the river

Have a beater car we can borrow for a few days in Huntsville? Downtown is literally 10’miles from the river

Have a beater car we can borrow for a few…

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Shantyboat arrives in Huntsville Alabama

Shantyboat arrives in Huntsville Alabama

Shantyboat arrives in Huntsville Alabama

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Cara pilots on a hazy afternoon through high bluffs

Cara pilots on a hazy afternoon through high bluffs

Cara pilots on a hazy afternoon through high bluffs

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Guntersville lock behind us after a 35 foot drop

Guntersville lock behind us after a 35 foot drop

Guntersville lock behind us after a 35 foot drop

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@gooddoghazel outstanding in her field

@gooddoghazel outstanding in her field

@gooddoghazel outstanding in her field

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Secret History is front page in the Guntersville Gleam

Secret History is front page in the Guntersville Gleam

Secret History is front page in the Guntersville Gleam

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TVA bans new floating homes, but allows existing homes to stay

Since the 1950s, floating homes on the water have been…

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Dorris Turner talked to us about her daddy who was a captain on the Guntersville and Huntsville steamboats hauling railroad cars 22 miles to Hobbs Island

Dorris Turner talked to us about her daddy who was a captain on the Guntersville and Huntsville steamboats hauling railroad cars 22 miles to Hobbs Island

Dorris Turner talked to us about her daddy who was…

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Pete Sparks and Larry Smith, both Guntersville historians, told us about the TVA impounding of Lake Guntersvilke, the Civil War and the Cherokee removals

Pete Sparks and Larry Smith, both Guntersville historians, told us about the TVA impounding of Lake Guntersvilke, the Civil War and the Cherokee removals

Pete Sparks and Larry Smith, both Guntersville historians, told us…

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Huntsville Times: Fishing For Stories

Artist cruises into Huntsville today (or tomorrow) on a shantyboat…

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Cara with Dorris Turner, 75, whose father was a steamboat captain in Guntersville

Cara with Dorris Turner, 75, whose father was a steamboat captain in Guntersville

Cara with Dorris Turner, 75, whose father was a steamboat…

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The case of the "stolen" johnboat solved. Four agency APB. Fastest response ever. Found drifting and brought to hotel dock by a boat repair fella

The case of the “stolen” johnboat solved. Four agency APB. Fastest response ever. Found drifting and brought to hotel dock by a boat repair fella

The case of the "stolen" johnboat solved. Four agency APB.…

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Empty shore where the johnboat was tied up while I went to the hardware store. Stolen?

Empty shore where the johnboat was tied up while I went to the hardware store. Stolen?

Empty shore where the johnboat was tied up while I…

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Guntersville police chief Jim Peterson, fourth generation in this little welcoming town of 8000 (and an Alabama fan).

   Guntersville police chief Jim Peterson, fourth generation in this…

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Secret History in the Huntsville Times

Secret History in the Huntsville Times

Secret History in the Huntsville Times

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Since we are such terrible fishermen, the only fish we've been able to catch have been the dead fish stinking up the harbor

Since we are such terrible fishermen, the only fish we’ve been able to catch have been the dead fish stinking up the harbor

Since we are such terrible fishermen, the only fish we've…

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Guntersville Gleam: He’s running the river in a shanty boat

Guntersville Advertiser-Gleam by Joe Cagle People in Guntersville are used…

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To visualize this properly, imagine sheet lightening rippling along the bottom of this threatening cloud we need to boat home in

To visualize this properly, imagine sheet lightening rippling along the bottom of this threatening cloud we need to boat home in

To visualize this properly, imagine sheet lightening rippling along the…

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Moments before lightening in the distance cleared the pools

Moments before lightening in the distance cleared the pools

Moments before lightening in the distance cleared the pools

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Early evening johnboat adventure with Cara and @gooddoghazel for public pool, liquor and ice

Early evening johnboat adventure with Cara and @gooddoghazel for public pool, liquor and ice

Early evening johnboat adventure with Cara and @gooddoghazel for public…

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Photo by Clay Duda.

Knoxville Mercury: Life Aboard the Shantyboat Dotty [SLIDESHOW]

Knoxville Mercury By Clay Duda

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Knoxville Mercury: Shanty Dreams: A Quest for the Forgotten Stories of the Tennessee River

“What the hell have I gotten myself into?” is all…

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The muppet Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth discovered rotting in unclaimed luggage and restored

The muppet Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth discovered rotting in unclaimed luggage and restored

The muppet Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth discovered rotting in…

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