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Benzy’s drawing of the shantyboat docked at Stingrayz in Knight’s Landing

Benzy's drawing of the shantyboat docked at Stingrayz in Knight's…

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Knight Landing Drawbridge under which we are docked that creaks and rumbles as cars pass all night long

Knight Landing Drawbridge under which we are docked that creaks…

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Hard at work on the Sacramento River

Hard at work on the Sacramento River

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“And, it should be added, many of the shanty-boat types were rascals who could turn with complete ease to chicken stealing, to selling patent medicine, to being fourth-rate actors, or even pretending to be preachers if it appeared that’s fire-and-brimstone sermon might bring in a nice collection.” From Steamboats on the Mississippi

"And, it should be added, many of the shanty-boat types…

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Huge catfish dinner thanks to Benzy’s newly acquired mad fishing skills

Huge catfish dinner thanks to Benzy's newly acquired mad fishing…

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The character of the river changes again

The character of the river changes again

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I’m getting the band back together. River hobos on the town

I'm getting the band back together. River hobos on the…

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The hot dry dusty town of Grimes reminds me of where I grew up with my grandparents

The hot dry dusty town of Grimes reminds me of…

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Hazel builds a little chuppah in the heat of the day

Hazel builds a little chuppah in the heat of the…

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Jeremiah spends the morning working a particularly tricky knot

Jeremiah spends the morning working a particularly tricky knot

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Fierce hunter Benzy. 24″ cat

Fierce hunter Benzy. 24" cat

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Ships hound headed south out of Colusa

Ships hound headed south out of Colusa

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We love that people frequently bring us homegrown veggies. Who brought us the peck of pickled peppers?

We love that people frequently bring us homegrown veggies. Who…

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Ships mate Jeremiah Daniels on his birthday, member of shantyboat crew on every expedition since 2014

Ships mate Jeremiah Daniels on his birthday, member of shantyboat…

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“County’s heritage from the ante-bellum South and states-rights sympathies”

"County's heritage from the ante-bellum South and states-rights sympathies" is…

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Night out at Colusa Bowl

Night out at Colusa Bowl

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Anthurium in the shantyboat. These civilizing touches are an important part of our wild journey

Anthurium in the shantyboat. These civilizing touches are an important…

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Association of Shantyboaters certification and various photos on the shantyboat

Association of Shantyboaters certification and various photos on the shantyboat

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Radio shelf, engine gauges, and tobacco shelf from top to bottom on the shantyboat

Radio shelf, engine gauges, and tobacco shelf from top to…

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Behind the wheel of an early 80s Ford pickup to breakfast in Colusa thanks to Mike

Behind the wheel of an early 80s Ford pickup to…

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ABC10 out of Sacramento has us do stupid human boating tricks for an extensive report about the Secret History project

ABC10 out of Sacramento has us do stupid human boating…

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Shantyboat beached in beautiful historic Colusa

Shantyboat beached in beautiful historic Colusa

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Benzy’s patches to our meece-eaten screens probably saved us

Benzy's patches to our meece-eaten screens probably saved us from…

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Happy and exhausted after an amazing day shantyboating with great friends

Happy and exhausted after an amazing day shantyboating with great…

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After a morning dodging snags and gravel beds through a series of hazardous and scary ordeals…

After a morning dodging snags and gravel beds through a…

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Breakfast birthday blackberry shantyboat pie! Yes, we have an oven

Breakfast birthday blackberry shantyboat pie! Yes, we have an oven

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Benzy catches a sizable striper

Benzy catches a sizable striper

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Joe Lorenzo known around here as just Riverrat owns the boat that partly inspired the Secret History shantyboat

Joe Lorenzo known around here as just Riverrat owns the…

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Al brings us fresh vegetables from his garden as we interview his friend Mike

Al brings us fresh vegetables from his garden as we…

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Mike Frawley retired contractor in Princeton tells us about idyllic life in a tiny town of 400

Mike Frawley retired contractor in Princeton tells us about idyllic…

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Cocktail hour after a great interview with Caged Heat and Dr Thunder’s hella Peachy Fire Whiskey. Great day

Cocktail hour after a great interview with Caged Heat and…

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