The folks at Clifton Marina treated us super decently. Say hi to Sonja and Gene when you come by on the Tennessee River

The folks at Clifton Marina treated us super decently

The folks at Clifton Marina treated us super decently. Say…

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Gene Lineberry

Glen Lineberry worked on towboats for 50 years

He worked for 40 years on line towboats that would…

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Age and I set up for a shoot

Age and I set up for a shoot

Age and I set up for a shoot

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Bob who is traveling from Paducah to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tombigbee River on a Seedoo stopped by Clifton to gas up

Bob who is traveling from Paducah to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tombigbee River on a Seedoo stopped by Clifton to gas up

Bob who is traveling from Paducah to the Gulf of…

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An afternoon roadtrip on Tennessee back roads. Age and I escape in the Marina loaner beater car

An afternoon roadtrip on Tennessee back roads [VIDEO]

An afternoon roadtrip on Tennessee back roads. Age and I…

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Poor poor Hazel. Her paw was burnt by a falling pot of boiling water when a big yacht passed us by close and fast

Poor poor Hazel. Her paw was burnt by a falling pot of boiling water when a big yacht passed us by close and fast

Poor poor Hazel. Her paw was burnt by a falling…

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Shantyboat up on land.

The adventures of Peggy Sanford’s Aunt Jonnie

My Aunt, Jonnie Ruff Vailes, taught in a one room…

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Jackie Irvin who runs an opiate addiction program at Jabbok Refuge Center Church talks to us about growing up Black in small town Tennessee, her faith, her (mostly white) clients, and racism in the South

Jackie Irvin runs an opiate addiction program at Jabbok Refuge Center Church

Jackie Irvin who runs an opiate addiction program at Jabbok…

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The fish ain't bitin next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS

The fish ain’t bitin next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

The fish ain't bitin next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS

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Serious beverage situation on the next episode of the SHANTYBOAT GUYS

Serious beverage situation on the next episode of the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

Serious beverage situation on the next episode of the SHANTYBOAT…

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Captivating on several levels. Main St of Saltillo leads right down a boat ramp to the river with a half dozen stop signs near the end. Perhaps they had a problem'tDriveInTheRiver

Main St of Saltillo leads right down a boat ramp to the river

Captivating on several levels. Main St of Saltillo leads right…

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Saltillo’s Ghost Marina

Not sure this marina in Saltillo is going to have…

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Oh god. We've entered the land of relentless biting Horseflies. No one is safe

Oh god. We’ve entered the land of relentless biting Horseflies. No one is safe

Oh god. We've entered the land of relentless biting Horseflies.…

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The generosity of strangers: Jesse interrupted his search for Pokémon to give us a ride to get gas and ice

The generosity of strangers: Jesse interrupted his search for Pokémon to give us a ride to get gas and ice

The generosity of strangers: Jesse interrupted his search for Pokémon…

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Roger Lard, fisherman near Savannah TN, trotline trays in the foreground and live catfish tank in the background

Roger Lard, fisherman near Savannah TN

Roger Lard, fisherman near Savannah TN, trotline trays in the…

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Age catching the catfishes

Age catching the catfishes

Age catching the catfishes

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Adrian wearing his new Amish hat

Adrian wearing his new Amish hat

Adrian wearing his new Amish hat

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After our thorough ten-minute tour of Savannah Tennessee, we went upriver to a kind of local party spot sandbar where we were regaled with stories, loaded up with beer, given hats with local logos, and generally lived the shantyboaters celebrity lifestyle. People asked lots of curious questions and enjoyed a snort or two of Dr Thunders Peachy Fire Whiskey. Then a big storm rolled in and -poof- everyone was gone

Living the shantyboaters celebrity lifestyle upriver at a local party beach

After our thorough ten-minute tour of Savannah Tennessee, we went…

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Shantyboat bloody marys for three days provided by our generous hosts upriver, Mark & Rachel. Thanks sister Heather

Shantyboat bloody marys for three days provided by generous folks

Shantyboat bloody marys for three days provided by our generous…

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Jabbok Refuge Center Church service. Just a few doors down from the museum where Black stories have been erased

Jabbok Refuge Center Church service just a few doors down from the Tennessee River Museum

Jabbok Refuge Center Church service. Just a few doors down…

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Tennessee River Museum in Savannah TN, like many river museums I've visited that extensively explore area history including the geology, native people, steamboat era, musseling & fishing, and a great deal about the civil war without ever once mentioning slavery, emancipation or African Americans in any way. Black people are completely missing from the story told by this Southern museum

At Tennessee River Museum in Savannah TN the history of Black people is completely erased

Tennessee River Museum in Savannah TN, like many river museums…

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Pittsburg Landing, the landscape where one of the great battles of the American Civil War was fought, the Battle of Shiloh. Confederate forces surprise attacked a Union division lead by Ulysses Grant working their way up the Tennessee River. The Union Army prevailed only because they were reinforced by several divisions on day two

The landscape where one of the great battles of the American Civil War was fought

Pittsburg Landing, the landscape where one of the great battles…

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@GoodDogHazel on the way to Cyprus Creek

Hazel dog on the way to Cyprus Creek [VIDEO]

@GoodDogHazel on the way to Cyprus Creek

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The Delta Mariner a vessel unlike any we've seen passes by us. We think it is the huge ship that carries rocket parts back and forth between Cape Canaveral and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsvile

The Delta Mariner that carries rocket parts back and forth between Cape Canaveral and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsvile

The Delta Mariner a vessel unlike any we've seen passes…

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Rooster's Dogs & Burgers surrounded by hundreds of boats attending a strange boat-in only concert in Northern Mississippi-in

Rooster’s Dogs & Burgers surrounded by hundreds of boats attending a strange boat-in only concert in Northern Mississippi

Rooster's Dogs & Burgers surrounded by hundreds of boats attending…

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Shantyboat out of place at the grand Harbor on Pickwick Lake, surrounded by plastic people, huge expensive boats that never leave the harbor and party barges stirring the Tombigbee River into a confusion of high swells

Shantyboat out of place at the Grand Harbor on Pickwick Lake

Shantyboat out of place at the grand Harbor on Pickwick…

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Shantyboat in high seas on the Tennessee River

Shantyboat in high seas on the Tennessee River [VIDEO]

Shantyboat in high seas on the Tennessee River

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The Alabama countryside is green and lush and textured

The Alabama countryside is green and lush and textured

The Alabama countryside is green and lush and textured

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Dr. Adrian Nankivell excellent ships mate on a morning johnboat run

Dr. Adrian Nankivell excellent ships mate on a morning johnboat run

Dr. Adrian Nankivell excellent ships mate on a morning johnboat…

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Hazel got scalded when an enormous yacht came by close and fast while we were anchored and knocked a pot of boiling water off the stove. She yelped and cried and we iced her foot for a half hour. Probably not seriously hurt but it makes me hate irresponsible boaters even more. Big yachts are the most dangerous thing on the river for us @gooddoghazel

Hazel got scalded when an enormous yacht knocked a pot of boiling water off the stove

Hazel got scalded when an enormous yacht came by close…

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A Butch Anthony joins Jesus in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom Gallery aboard the Shantyboat Dotty. Along with works by Maxine and Sasha Stonebloom

A Butch Anthony joins Jesus in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom Gallery

A Butch Anthony joins Jesus in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive…

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