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Attempting to thread our way through the delta sloughs piloting and navigating

Attempting to thread our way through the delta sloughs piloting…

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Night out in the sloughs, the network of labyrinthian waterways in the Delta

Night out in the sloughs, the network of labyrinthian waterways…

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Classic shantyboat, Phoenix, at Sherwood Marina

Classic shantyboat, Phoenix, at Sherwood Marina

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Interview with Andrew McLeod, historian and tour guide

3rd interview of the morning with Andrew McLeod, historian and…

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Interview with Kathy Brunetti about her decades of experience working on agriculture and water quality issues

Interview with Kathy Brunetti. We talked about her decades of…

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Interview with Nancy about her time living aboard a shantyboat on the Sacramento River

Interview with Nancy about her time living aboard a shantyboat…

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Bar camping out for 25 years, currently along the American River serves as a mentor to younger folk and describes himself as an “honest hustler

Bar camping out for 25 years, currently along the American…

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Maddy and friends show up on a scavenger hunt from the History Museum

Maddy and friends show up on a scavenger hunt from…

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Clyde searches for treasures that had washed out of the riverbanks

Clyde was motor about in a tiny boat with his…

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The mysterious Party Yacht Wall on the American River

The mysterious Party Yacht Wall on the American River

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Shantyboat full of visitors at Sac exhibition

Shantyboat full of visitors at Sac exhibition

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Fanny Ann’s Saloon in Old Town Sac, 5 stories of layered history and Californiana kitsch

Fanny Ann's Saloon in Old Town Sac, 5 stories of…

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Shantyboat encounters the cutest thing in the whole world

Shantyboat encounters the cutest thing in the whole world

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Dramatic bridge downtown Sacramento

Dramatic bridge downtown Sacramento

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Interview with Keith Turley, owner of Stingrayz Bar & Marina along the banks of the Sacramento River in Knights Landing

Interview with Keith Turley, owner of Stingrayz Bar & Marina…

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Shantyboat in the big city or pretty damn close. Chillin at Swabbies where pirate paraphernalia dominates

Shantyboat in the big city or pretty damn close. Chillin…

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Down past the confluence with the Feather River approaching Sac, the river broadens out into the big river we are used to from our adventures on the Mississippi and Tennessee

Down past the confluence with the Feather River approaching Sac,…

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Shantyboat on the wide Sacramento. Photo by Mike Garofalo

Shantyboat on the wide Sacramento. Photo by Mike Garofalo

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Shantyboat leaves Colusa. Photo by Mike Garofalo

Shantyboat leaves Colusa. Photo by Mike Garofalo

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Evening card tournament aboard the shantyboat

Evening card tournament aboard the shantyboat

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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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