Shantyboat Open House

We’ll be in Minneapolis and St. Paul for at least the next four days. ¬†In Minneapolis, we are here at Boom Island Park in the NE not too far from downtown. In St. Paul, we don’t know yet — suggestions for an easily accessible and preferably free tie-up location welcome.


Drop on by to check out the Shantyboat, share stories, and browse the growing Secret History library.

If you feel inclined, feel free to bring us a boatwarming gift, various little things we forgot to bring:

  • Dish rags and towels
  • A small maybe collapsible shovel
  • A small to medium sized cutting board
  • Fine ground gourmet coffee is always welcome
  • A dish sponge/scrubby or metal scrubby for cast iron pans
  • Disposable lighters
  • Momentary use of a battery-powered drill
  • Gallon jugs of 100% fruit juice to make hooch
  • Cold beer is always welcome.
  • Your own river stories
Kai making apple hooch aboard the shantyboat

Kai making apple hooch aboard the shantyboat

6 comments for “Shantyboat Open House

  1. Aaron Silver
    July 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Hey Wes, I’m Myriam’s older brother and I live here in MSP. I’ll try to drop by this weekend and say hi!

    • July 25, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Please visit. We will be at Boom Island in MPLS until Saturday morning. Then we’ll be in St. Paul downtown on Sunday.

  2. Deb Lynch
    July 24, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Glad you made it! Will be following your journey. Please stop in Winona. My old stomping grounds.

    • July 25, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      We will definitely go by Winona. Everyone has directed us to Winona so far.

  3. Kate An
    July 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    HI! Andrea D Webster is a childhood friend. I’ll try to stop by and say hi!

  4. peg ledel
    July 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Would love to come to your open house in St Paul on Sunday. I have cordless power tools and a few other things on your list. Let me know your location and time frame when you know. Can not wait to check out your homes. Peg

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