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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In Hudson NY there are over 120 Bangladeshi families, some of whom maintain a community garden along the river down by the Shacks. Seeing the women’s bright clothes among the rich greens of the garden was beautiful

In Hudson NY there are over 120 Bangladeshi families, some…

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The mysteries of low tide. This is the first we’ve been in a tidal river

The mysteries of low tide. This is the first we’ve…

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Exploring Hudson’s Fugery Boat Club, i.e., the North Dock Tin Boat Association or just the Shacks. A hundred year old collection of shanties whose occupants were evicted in 2013

Exploring Hudson’s Fugery Boat Club, i.e., the North Dock Tin…

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Spencer met us at the dock when we arrived in Hudson and was charming and helpful while we were there. He also told delightfully funny drunk stories

Spencer met us at the dock when we arrived in…

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This is my selfie of the captain of the Dotty, a kinda Cap’n Bly character

This is my selfie of the captain of the Dotty,…

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Coeymans Landing Marina

While eating dinner with my son, I received the most…

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At ör in downtown Hudson. Beer and pool at noon on a hot day

At ör in downtown Hudson. Beer and pool at noon…

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So far, we are impressed by Hudson‘s necklace a beautiful parks above the bluff. Hudsons middle-of-the-river lighthouse in the background

So far, we are impressed by Hudson‘s necklace a beautiful…

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The Saratogian: Steamboat Meet brings ships, tales to Waterford

The Saratogian By Joseph Phelan WATERFORD, N.Y. >> Over the…

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Gathering the Untold Stories of Vanishing Hudson River People

A rustic recreated mid-century shanty boat, a daring river voyage…

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Seeking to understand new places as we move through them

Seeking to understand new places as we move through them

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Dear Yachters, you are responsible for your wake when you damage other people’s boats, and you are why we hate yachters. How many ways can you interpret “No Wake Zone?

Dear Yachters, you are responsible for your wake when you…

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The sleepy little hamlet of Castleton-on-Hudson

The sleepy little hamlet of Castleton-on-Hudson

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Miranda’s Deli in Albany, which was recommended to us by a passerby, has a long line at lunchtime

Miranda’s Deli in Albany, which was recommended to us by…

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Loitering under the Livingston Ave Swing Bridge built in 1866 and replaced in 1901. We talked to Steve who operated the bridge

Loitering under the Livingston Ave Swing Bridge built in 1866…

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After we started drinking at 10am in his birthday, Miah agreed to his next tat

After we started drinking at 10am in his birthday, Miah…

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Interview with Chris Callaghan who organizes the Steamboat Meet and the Tugboat Roundup at the Waterford Harbor

Interview with Chris Callaghan who organizes the Steamboat Meet and…

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Interview with Virginia Clarkson who told us all about growing up in the Bronx and made her way to Waterford

Interview with Virginia Clarkson who told us all about growing…

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Greeting party at the Rusty Anchor floating barge bar in Troy NY

Greeting party at the Rusty Anchor floating barge bar in…

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Ships hounds Hazel

Ships hounds Hazel

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Skipper Benzy

Skipper Benzy

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Whas up, Troy. We in you

Whas up, Troy. We in you

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Interview with Sean, Jess, Ayla, and Mia who talked about living in small town Upstate New York

Interview with Sean, Jess, Ayla, and Mia who talked about…

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Welcome our new shipmate Jeremiah who has been on all five Secret History expeditions since 2014

Welcome our new shipmate Jeremiah who has been on all…

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V, Shonica, and Carlos brought us breakfast. In exchange, we got them addicted to good espresso

V, Shonica, and Carlos brought us breakfast. In exchange, we…

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“We came upon a rickety house raft… putting upstream powered by an old outboard and piloted by a wrinkled, sun-tanned old man

“We came upon a rickety house raft... putting upstream powered…

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All of Bill’s friend join him on the tug to view the fireworks

All of Bill’s friend join him on the tug to…

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Exhibition in Waterford: more people than you can shake a stick at. Including my old Jr High school friend, Corey

Exhibition in Waterford: more people than you can shake a…

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Exhibition in Waterford: 99 people in the log, but probably three times as many through the boat today

Exhibition in Waterford: 99 people in the log, but probably…

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