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Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York, just south of Peekskill. It sits on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 36 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. #shantyboat

Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant…

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The Hudson river highlands are incredibly beautiful. Old rounded granite reminds me of the sierra Nevada mountains. #shantyboat

The Hudson river highlands are incredibly beautiful. Old rounded granite…

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U.S.Army FB-814 gives tours out of West Point. Today they got a special tour feature. #shantyboat #tourboat #westpoint

U.S.Army FB-814 gives tours out of West Point. Today they…

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Mystery train bridge near World’s End. What is it bridging? #shantyboat #mysterytrain

Mystery train bridge near World’s End. What is it bridging?…

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John Chamberlain sculptures at Dia:Beacon. He referred to these as Gondolas. The piece referencing Melville is in foreground. Thanks to curator Daniel for showing us around. #shantyboat #artgallery #artmuseum

John Chamberlain sculptures at Dia:Beacon. He referred to these as…

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Poughkeepsie bridges at sunset. #shantyboat

Poughkeepsie bridges at sunset. #shantyboat

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We drew a sizable crowd on the Poughkeepsie pedestrian bridge. #shantyboat

We drew a sizable crowd on the Poughkeepsie pedestrian bridge.…

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This looks like nothing, but when you’re in a boat with 10 inches of freeboard and you have a 10 mph following wind and associated waves against a strong upstream tidal current, it is decently terrifying. #shantyboat #LittleBigWaves

This looks like nothing, but when you’re in a boat…

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@gooddoghazel and I wait for the laundry #shantyboat

@gooddoghazel and I wait for the laundry #shantyboat

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Boats work both ways, keeping water out AND keeping water in, particularly during northeast torrential summer rains #shantyboat #bailing

Boats work both ways, keeping water out AND keeping water…

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Looks like rain destroyed our canopy (and our bamboo poles) while we were in the city. #shantyboat #theWeatherStrikesBack

Looks like rain destroyed our canopy (and our bamboo poles)…

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NYC Chinatown feels very welcoming and very Blade Runner. #shantyboat #nyc #chinatown

NYC Chinatown feels very welcoming and very Blade Runner. #shantyboat…

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Assembling the pier at WhiteBox. #artshow #exhibition #secrethistory

Assembling the pier at WhiteBox. #artshow #exhibition #secrethistory

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Staging the exhibition. #shantyboat #artshow

Staging the exhibition. #shantyboat #artshow

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Secret History sweatshop. Prepping for setting up the @whiteboxny exhibition tomorrow #shantyboat #artshow #exhibition

Secret History sweatshop. Prepping for setting up the @whiteboxny exhibition…

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Back up in Whitehall, drop in to visit our favorite laundromat so far. #shantyboat #laudromat

Back up in Whitehall, drop in to visit our favorite…

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Amtrak Empire Service through upstate New York. #shantyboat #amtrak #upstate

Amtrak Empire Service through upstate New York. #shantyboat #amtrak #upstate

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Next phase of our shantyboat journey: Amtrak north to get the truck. #shantyboat #amtrak #crazytrain

Next phase of our shantyboat journey: Amtrak north to get…

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The western half of the historic Rondout district along Rondout Creek in Kingston. The entire largely black neighborhood east of Broadway was bulldozed as part of “urban renewal“ in the 1960s. #shantyboat #urbanrenewal #lostneighborhood #invisiblestories

The western half of the historic Rondout district along Rondout…

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Current exhibits in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom Gallery aboard the shantyboat. #shantyboat #artgallery

Current exhibits in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom Gallery aboard…

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Though part of the American landscape since at least the 19th century, with the exception of a handful of memoirs and pulp fiction, there is very little written about shantyboat communities. #shantyboat #pulpfiction

Though part of the American landscape since at least the…

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Leo Bower generously shared photos he’s collected of the early days of the Hudson waterfront neighborhood he grew up. In the late 1960s this whole neighborhood was bulldozed as part of urban redevelopment. #shantyboat #redevelopment #waterfront #hudsonny

Leo Bower generously shared photos he’s collected of the early…

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Stilllife with shantyboat #shantyboat #stilllife

Stilllife with shantyboat #shantyboat #stilllife

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The jonboat looks like a swimming pool after last night’s torrential downfall #shantyboat #heavyrain #rain

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Interview with Mary Liz and Paul Stewart about the Underground Railroad History Project they co-instigate

Interview with Mary Liz and Paul Stewart about the Underground…

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The Daily Freeman: Shanty boat crew, docking in Kingston, gathers disappearing history of nation’s river people

The Daily Freeman by William J. Kemble   KINGSTON, N.Y. >>…

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In the Riverport Wooden Boat School (part of the Hudson River Maritime Museum) people are building big and little boats

In the Riverport Wooden Boat School (part of the Hudson…

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Benzy’s photo of the Hudson Lighthouse as we were returning too late and too dark across the river from Athens

Benzy’s photo of the Hudson Lighthouse as we were returning…

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We mist have arrived at Rondout Creek in Kingston because here is the beautiful Clearwater Sloop

We mist have arrived at Rondout Creek in Kingston because…

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Interview with Leo Bower. We talked about the town of Hudson, the Fugary shantytown and the characters who lived there, redevelopment, and changes in town

Interview with Leo Bower. We talked about the town of…

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Greetings from Hudson New York

Greetings from Hudson New York

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