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Evening walk in Ravenswood WV

Evening walk in Ravenswood WV #ohioriver #eveningwalk #powerpole

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Swimming in a rain shower at the confluence of Sandy Creek and the Ohio [VIDEO]

Swimming in a rain shower at the confluence of Sandy…

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Shantyboat at the mouth of Sandy Crick

Shantyboat at the mouth of Sandy Crick #swimmers #ohioriver #shantyboat…

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Trouble with tows on the Ohio River

Tows on the Ohio River. People ask us all the…

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A beautiful day to be on a shantyboat on the Ohio River. Despite everyone upstream promising us apocalyptic weather.

A beautiful day to be on a shantyboat on the…

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Mayflies caught in a spiderweb under the eves of the shantyboat

Mayflies caught in a spiderweb under the eves of the…

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Shantyboat at the mouth of the Little Kanawha River.

Shantyboat at the mouth of the Little Kanawha River. #shantyboat…

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Why Marietta endures inevitable floods

Several people told us that Marietta has never seriously considered…

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Marietta’s Steamboat Landing

Marietta maintains a sternwheeler landing on the Ohio riverfront where…

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“Go with the flow” a button made by my new 10 year old friend Iris

“Go with the flow” a button made by my new…

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Hundreds of people came to visit us in Marietta

Hundreds of people came to visit us in Marietta during…

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Full house(boat) in Marietta Harbor. Kids, grown ups, and grown ups excited as kids

Full house(boat) at First Friday in Marietta Harbor. Kids, grown…

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OYO killing it at Just A Jar Design Press on First Friday in Marietta OH.

OYO killing it at Just A Jar Design Press on…

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The textures of Marietta’s Harmar Village are killing me. Beautiful, old and unprecious.

The textures of Marietta’s Harmar Village are killing me. Beautiful,…

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A landed shantyboat at Marietta’s Ohio River Museum

A landed shantyboat at Marietta’s Ohio River Museum, it’s older…

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An interesting docking at Marietta tested our mettle

The public dock at Marietta is challenging. Two of the…

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Shantyboat anchored in our secret little hidey hole [VIDEO]

Shantyboat anchored in our secret little hidey hole. #shantyboat #fishingspot…

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Age doing a drive-by

Age doing drive-by fishing #fishing #ohioriver #westvirginia #shantyboat

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Sistersville is a classic adorable small river town laid out parallel to the river.

The classic adorable small river town is laid out with…

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Sketchy McSketcherson’s sketchy homemade dock

Sketchy McSketcherson’s sketchy homemade dock. Note the interesting piles of…

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Hazel doing what she does best

Hazel doing what she does best. Charming us. #hazel #cattledog…

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Age came from New Zealand to shipmate

Age came from New Zealand to shipmate on the Shantyboat.…

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Just got 20 on my turn though Age is still kicking my ass

Just got 20 on my turn though shipmate Age is…

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It’s a two knee knocker sort of day

It’s a two knee knocker sort of day. While a…

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This is a pipeline cut

This is the beautiful Appalachian Plateau in the West Virginia…

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The Grave Creek Indian burial mound, at 70 feet high, dominates the skyline of Moundsville

The Grave Creek Indian burial mound, at 70 feet high,…

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Moundsville famous.

Moundsville famous. #media #westvirginia #ohioriver #press

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Shantyboat at the Prima Marina in Moundsville WV.

Shantyboat at the Prima Marina in Moundsville WV. #ohioriver #westvirginia

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Outdoor evening concert in Moundsville, a delightful Midwest summer phenomena

Outdoor Friday evening concert in Moundsville, WV. This is a…

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Shantyboat morning with wildflowers

Shantyboat morning with wildflowers #Shantyboat #Wildflowers #poster

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We thought you was a shed that had come adrift

As I made coffee and checked my email drifting down…

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Scenes from a sunrise walk around Wellsburg, West Virginia

Scenes from a sunrise walk around Wellsburg, West Virginia. #OhioRiver…

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Morning fog on the Ohio River.

Morning fog on the Ohio River. #Shantyboat #OhioRiver #WestVirginia

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Harvey pulling in a 10lb cat from the Wellsburg WV docks

Harvey pulling in a 10lb catfish from the Wellsburg WV…

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See ya, Steubenville. Given the highwater and the decrepit condition of the marina, exhibition canceled

See ya, Steubenville. We had an exhibition planned in Steubenville…

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Shantyboat in Toronto Ohio. We were rocked by tugboats and tows all night.

Shantyboat in Toronto Ohio. We were rocked by tugboats and…

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Shantyboat breakfast with cheesy grits. We eat well.

Shantyboat breakfast with cheesy grits. We eat well. #shantyboat

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Beaching the shantyboat for a quick pitstop for Hazel.

Beaching the shantyboat for a quick pitstop for Hazel. #Pitstop…

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As everyone knows, when you drive under a train, it’s good luck. [VIDEO]

As everyone knows, when you drive under a train, it’s…

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Do you need power? Water? Do you need any money? Do you need anything? Groceries? My keys are in my truck.

When we arrived in Bridgewater, PA along the Beaver River we…

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First day’s voyage celebration. No one was arrested. No one died. And no one lost a limb. Success!

First day’s voyage celebration. No one was arrested. No one…

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Boats of Pittsburgh

Boats of Pittsburgh #pgh #BoatOfPittsburgh #BoatsOfInstagram #secrethistory

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Squirlsey ridin’ the wave!

Squirlsey ridin’ the wave! #squirrel #shantyboat #waves

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Looking sexy Pittsburgh.

Looking sexy Pittsburgh. #pgh #skyline

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Interview with our trip angel Evan Clark who lives on a shantyboat

Interview with our trip angel Evan Clark who a) does…

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Props props props. During my travels some low driveway took a bite out of my prop

Props props props. During my travels some low driveway took…

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One of the last things we do before we launch

One of the last things we do before we launch…

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Shantyboat on the Allegheny

Shantyboat on the Allegheny.  Thanks to Evan from Brilliant Marina…

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What I look like after a cross-country drive and repeated visits to Home Despot

What I look like after a cross country drive and…

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When you park right next to the tracks

When you park right next to the tracks you experience…

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For the first time in a week I have a moment to relax

Sunset over the swollen Allegheny River and for the first…

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Hangin with the PGH boat punx on the swollen Allegheny River.

Hangin with the PGH boat punx at Brilliant Marina on…

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Arrived in Pittsburgh to a warm welcome

Arrived in Pittsburgh to a warm welcome by boat punk…

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Welcome to America.

Welcome to America. Apparently, this is the largest cross in…

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Battened Down. Finally.

After 6 years, I finally got tired of all the…

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Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois

Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois #roadtrip #shantyboat #stormacomin

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Accusatory look. I don’t think either Squirlsey or I thought this trip would take six days.

Accusatory look. I don’t think either Squirlsey or I thought…

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First real meal of any kind in three days of travel at the Sunnyside Diner in OKC

First real meal of any kind in three days of…

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There are a lot of abandoned places in the American Southwest

There are a lot of abandoned travel service places in…

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Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times that you get a sense of déjà vu.

Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times…

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30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City to someplace that had fiberglass supplies

30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City…

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As if we need additional confirmation that I am an idiot. Let’s be clear…

As if we need additional confirmation that I am a…

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Chuvas Senior gets replacement tire and rim. Junior packs new bearings with marine grease.

Chuvas Senior gets replacement tire and rim. Junior packs new…

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Literally lost the tire on the trailer while driving to the tire shop.

Fuuuuck. Literally lost the tire on the trailer while driving…

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All ready to go.

All ready to go. #shantyboat #roadtrip

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The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been completed. Almost everything checked off.

The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been…

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Squirlsey getting excited for trip.

Squirlsey getting excited for trip. #squirrels #3leggeddog #ToughAsNails

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Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New crackle finish.

Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New…

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New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters

New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters.…

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Lookin good a few days before we depart

Lookin good a few days before we depart. #shantyboat #boatprep…

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Definitely one of those things that only a boat captain would care about, new hull numbers

Shantyboat paint! You know you’ve made the right decision when…

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There is something strangely comforting about auto shops

There is something strangely comforting about hanging around an auto…

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Secret History at Santa Cruz Ebb & Flow

Thanks to friends who hung out with us and sent…

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Important work before we put the boat in the water

Important work before we put the boat in the water.…

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Always disconcerting to see a 7000 pound boat hanging in the middle of the air.

Always disconcerting to see a 7000 pound boat hanging in…

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Jefe supervising the workers.

Jefe supervising the workers. #boatrepair #diy #shantyboat #UnionMandatedCoffeeBreak   Jefe…

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Replacing frayed keel knuckles. Easier than we feared.

Replacing frayed keel knuckles. Easier than we feared. #diy #boatrepair…

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Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer.

Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer. #boatrepair #boattrailer…

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Jeremiah painting under the boat.

Jeremiah painting under the boat. #secrethistory #shantyboat #boatrepair #hullpaint  …

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Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard. Lots of big things got done.

Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor…

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Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on his back underneath the boat sanding the hull.

Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on…

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Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard all weekend and there are many jobs

Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz…

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This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some needed repairs. We put Dottie into the ocean for the

This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some…

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The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support that will enable us to capture moments of terror.

The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support…

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Crisis Cam!!

Crisis Cam!!

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Old photo of the shantyboat on the Tennessee River

Old photo of the shantyboat on the Tennessee River

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Benzy and Hazel in Waterford NY

Benzy and Hazel in Waterford NY #shantyboat

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Jeremiah and the ordered chaos of the shantyboat mid-journey

Jeremiah and the ordered chaos of the shantyboat mid-journey. Photo…

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I made it home safe and sound to the hills above Santa Cruz

I made it home safe and sound to the hills…

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Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat

Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat…

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In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

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Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona

Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona #Shantyboat #RoadTrip #Arizona

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Driving a boat through Texas

Driving a boat through Texas

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There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops

There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops,…

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The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the wall

The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the…

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Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires ever since the good folks Predator Trailer in Omaha replace the trailer suspension, axles, wheels, and tires

Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires…

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All the way across the country I am passing up Waffle House

All the way across the country I am passing up…

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The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the old dudes hang out for their morning coffee and breakfast

The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the…

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People often ask us where we stay while we’re on the road. Answer: wherever we damn well please. Truck stops, parking lots, flat areas alongside the road, wherever

People often ask us where we stay while we’re on…

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Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy AF

Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy…

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