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Best Friend I’ve Never Met

For many years I’ve had a total friend crush on…

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A Word About Process

A word about process. And an exploration of the dérive,…

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Thinking more about environmental toxins

“For over 45 years, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater has been…

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If we mention that old river towns are dying, we really mean they are being killed [VIDEO]

In the towns we’ve visited across America, the historic heart…

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We are on the water!

Just a quick note to let you know that yes,…

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We Outta Here

A flurry of activity and a world of underestimation

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What This Means

Sometimes as the world falls apart, as the drumbeats of…

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I live on a shantyboat and float major American Rivers to hear people’s stories. Ask me anything

  Our Reddit AMA is live now at https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/8fd7y9/i_live_on_a_shantyboat_and_float_major_american/ We wanted…

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New York Exhibition Walkthrough [VIDEO]

In July 2018, WhiteBox Art Space in New York is…

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Where we’ll be when on the Hudson River

As you know we are busy preparing our journey on the…

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Furgary Boat Club & Shantytown [VIDEO]

In the city of Hudson, known to tourists for its…

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BBC Slow Radio – Life on a shanty boat [AUDIO]

A 20-minute watery odyssey - idling down the Tennessee River…

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BBC Outlook – Building my own ‘shanty boat’ [AUDIO]

Wes Modes has spent the last few summers sailing along…

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BBC Between The Ears – The Shanty Boat [AUDIO]

In a rich tapestry of watery atmosphere, frustration, intimacy, fear…

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We’re Headed to New York

The Hudson River: Environmental fights. Mahican, Munsee and Wappinger removals.…

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We’re Headed to New York

The Hudson River: Environmental fights. Mahican, Munsee and Wappinger removals.…

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The Mysteries of America’s Only Town Built By and For Chinese

We explore various delta towns, including a rare Chinese rural…

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Busy Busy Busy in the State Capitol

Exhibits, new friends, interviews, party boats, and beachcombing in Sacramento

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Beautiful Places Between This and That

After Colusa, the character of the river changed. The levees…

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Tell Us About Shantyboat Communities

Everywhere we go, we keep hearing that once upon a…

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Closest Thing to Civilization Between Red Bluff and Sac

We’d been looking forward to our arrival in Colusa. Not…

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A Wild River

A treacherous adventure down a hazard-choked river - Rides from…

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Fits and Starts

I’m struggling with how to describe our strange fits-and-starts launch…

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Okay, we’re off

After months of prep, a month-long fundraiser, weeks of long…

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Are We Going To Die on the Sacramento River?

There are a few things that worry me. Because of…

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What River is Next?

People ask us all the time, "What river will we…

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Working Working Working

Less than two weeks before we launch. We've been doing…

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Secret History Trailer [VIDEO]

After 3 years of fieldwork, 1000 river miles, 15,000 road…

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A River Playlist [AUDIO]

A music playlist that you can use as the moody…

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Secret History Lyrical Trailer [VIDEO]

The Secret History lyrical trailer from the talented Lauren Kincaid-Filbey…

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Great rewards – Check out the Kickstarter

The work we do with the Secret History of American…

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