Living on the Shantyboat – A Secret History of American River People

Living on the Shantyboat

Here are a few shantyboat details minutes before our departure from Boom Island.

Library, gray man, and 6 year-old friend Sasha's portrait of us.

Library, gray man, and 6 year-old friend Sasha’s portrait of us.

Our fern hanging at the back of the cabin.

Our fern hanging at the back of the cabin.

The lounge at the back of the cabin.

The lounge at the back of the cabin.

The galley with some of the most important equipment aboard.

The galley with some of the most important equipment aboard.

Back porch

Back porch

The head.

The head.

Bamboo poles.

Bamboo poles.

The work/galley table with flowers from Shireen, old-timey radio from James, and Kai's apple hooch a'brewin'.

The work/galley table with flowers from Shireen, old-timey radio from James, and Kai’s apple hooch a’brewin’.

Naptime before launch.

Naptime before launch.

The "hope chest" filled with our life vests. We hope we don't have to use it.

The “hope chest” filled with our life vests. We hope we don’t have to use it.

Cozy sleeping loft.

Cozy sleeping loft.

Mr. Johnson sitting in the motor well. He worked like a champ.

Mr. Johnson sitting in the motor well. He worked like a champ.

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