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What I look like after a cross-country drive and repeated visits to Home Despot

What I look like after a cross country drive and…

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When you park right next to the tracks

When you park right next to the tracks you experience…

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For the first time in a week I have a moment to relax

Sunset over the swollen Allegheny River and for the first…

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Hangin with the PGH boat punx on the swollen Allegheny River.

Hangin with the PGH boat punx at Brilliant Marina on…

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Arrived in Pittsburgh to a warm welcome

Arrived in Pittsburgh to a warm welcome by boat punk…

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Welcome to America.

Welcome to America. Apparently, this is the largest cross in…

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Battened Down. Finally.

After 6 years, I finally got tired of all the…

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Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois

Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois #roadtrip #shantyboat #stormacomin

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Accusatory look. I don’t think either Squirlsey or I thought this trip would take six days.

Accusatory look. I don’t think either Squirlsey or I thought…

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First real meal of any kind in three days of travel at the Sunnyside Diner in OKC

First real meal of any kind in three days of…

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There are a lot of abandoned places in the American Southwest

There are a lot of abandoned travel service places in…

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Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times that you get a sense of déjà vu.

Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times…

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30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City to someplace that had fiberglass supplies

30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City…

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As if we need additional confirmation that I am an idiot. Let’s be clear…

As if we need additional confirmation that I am a…

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Chuvas Senior gets replacement tire and rim. Junior packs new bearings with marine grease.

Chuvas Senior gets replacement tire and rim. Junior packs new…

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Literally lost the tire on the trailer while driving to the tire shop.

Fuuuuck. Literally lost the tire on the trailer while driving…

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All ready to go.

All ready to go. #shantyboat #roadtrip

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The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been completed. Almost everything checked off.

The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been…

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Squirlsey getting excited for trip.

Squirlsey getting excited for trip. #squirrels #3leggeddog #ToughAsNails

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Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New crackle finish.

Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New…

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New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters

New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters.…

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Lookin good a few days before we depart

Lookin good a few days before we depart. #shantyboat #boatprep…

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Definitely one of those things that only a boat captain would care about, new hull numbers

Shantyboat paint! You know you’ve made the right decision when…

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There is something strangely comforting about auto shops

There is something strangely comforting about hanging around an auto…

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Secret History at Santa Cruz Ebb & Flow

Thanks to friends who hung out with us and sent…

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Important work before we put the boat in the water

Important work before we put the boat in the water.…

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Always disconcerting to see a 7000 pound boat hanging in the middle of the air.

Always disconcerting to see a 7000 pound boat hanging in…

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Jefe supervising the workers.

Jefe supervising the workers. #boatrepair #diy #shantyboat #UnionMandatedCoffeeBreak   Jefe…

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Replacing frayed keel knuckles. Easier than we feared.

Replacing frayed keel knuckles. Easier than we feared. #diy #boatrepair…

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Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer.

Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer. #boatrepair #boattrailer…

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Jeremiah painting under the boat.

Jeremiah painting under the boat. #secrethistory #shantyboat #boatrepair #hullpaint  …

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Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard. Lots of big things got done.

Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor…

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Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on his back underneath the boat sanding the hull.

Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on…

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Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard all weekend and there are many jobs

Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz…

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This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some needed repairs. We put Dottie into the ocean for the

This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some…

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The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support that will enable us to capture moments of terror.

The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support…

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Crisis Cam!!

Crisis Cam!!

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Old photo of the shantyboat on the Tennessee River

Old photo of the shantyboat on the Tennessee River

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Benzy and Hazel in Waterford NY

Benzy and Hazel in Waterford NY #shantyboat

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Jeremiah and the ordered chaos of the shantyboat mid-journey

Jeremiah and the ordered chaos of the shantyboat mid-journey. Photo…

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I made it home safe and sound to the hills above Santa Cruz

I made it home safe and sound to the hills…

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Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat

Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat…

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In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

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Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona

Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona #Shantyboat #RoadTrip #Arizona

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Driving a boat through Texas

Driving a boat through Texas

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There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops

There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops,…

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The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the wall

The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the…

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Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires ever since the good folks Predator Trailer in Omaha replace the trailer suspension, axles, wheels, and tires

Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires…

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All the way across the country I am passing up Waffle House

All the way across the country I am passing up…

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The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the old dudes hang out for their morning coffee and breakfast

The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the…

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People often ask us where we stay while we’re on the road. Answer: wherever we damn well please. Truck stops, parking lots, flat areas alongside the road, wherever

People often ask us where we stay while we’re on…

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Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy AF

Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy…

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The shantyboat trailer started its life with me as part of the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet fleet

The shantyboat trailer started its life with me as part…

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This is a familiar scene going all the way back to 1999 my first year owning this trailer

This is a familiar scene going all the way back…

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Old friend Seanix and his brood put me up in a soft bed in their Colonial farm house for the night after a day of crazy

Old friend Seanix and his brood put me up in…

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Should I worry? By truckers now have app audio for this was “in 3.1 miles, enter tunnel and enter tunnel. Then enter tunnel and enter tunnel”

Should I worry? By truckers now have app audio for…

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Sweet fucking Jesus H Christ. Driving along the expressway into the Bronx across The Whitestone Bridge when suddenly truck and trailer go squirrley

Sweet fucking Jesus H Christ. Driving along the expressway into…

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Rafting up with the Captain D to say hey

Rafting up with the Captain D to say hey #Tugboat…

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College Point barge ruins

College Point barge ruins #nyc #beautifuldecay #collegepoint #nycboatride #flushingbay #Shantyboat

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Prison barge across from Rikers Island

Prison barge across from Rikers Island #Shantyboat #firetotheprisons #carceralstate

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Looking back through Hell Gate. Not so hellish at slack tide with a favorable wind. Onward to Flushing Bay

Looking back through Hell Gate. Not so hellish at slack…

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Our time on the Hudson River and in New York City draws to a close

Our time on the Hudson River and in New York…

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Interview with David Sharps director of the Waterfront Museum on the Lehigh Valley No. 79, one of the last wooden railroad barges

Interview with David Sharps director of the Waterfront Museum on…

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The beautiful chaos of Katz’s Delicatessen

The beautiful chaos of Katz’s Delicatessen #nyc #eastvillage #lowereastside #manhattan

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Manhattan exhibit packed up with the help of fellow Mariner Ron

Manhattan exhibit packed up with the help of fellow Mariner…

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Officer Martinez stopped me after I cross Williamsburg Bridge to remind me with the summons that in New York one cannot hold their cell phone

Officer Martinez stopped me after I cross Williamsburg Bridge to…

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When your houseboat is at low tide far below the top of the bulkhead and you need to bring up the heavy media kit

When your houseboat is at low tide far below the…

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Chicken Shit Bingo at the Bushwick City Farm

Chicken Shit Bingo at the Bushwick City Farm #bushwick #brooklyn…

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In case you were wondering if they were any traces of old Brooklyn still existing…

In case you were wondering if they were any traces…

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For years friends have been telling me “You’d fit in great in New York.”

For years friends have been telling me “You’d fit in…

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I hope I don’t ever become accustomed to New York City streets

I hope I don’t ever become accustomed to New York…

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Swale: a floating food forest, a project by @marymattingly that I wanted to see but accidentally ran into at Pier 4 at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Swale: a floating food forest, a project by @marymattingly that…

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Considering that a combined sewage outflow can be triggered on Newtown Creek by 1/10 of an inch of rain, perhaps this isn’t the day for a swim in the creek

Considering that a combined sewage outflow can be triggered on…

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Marie Lorenz talks about her experience padding the entire 520 miles of the Erie Canal in 2016

Marie Lorenz talks about her experience padding the entire 520…

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Hard to get tired of this view

Hard to get tired of this view. #shantyboat #nyc #brooklyn…

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Aboard the Mary A Walen, Carolina and Robert show me around the incredible galley, the engine room and on deck

Aboard the Mary A Walen, Carolina and Robert show me…

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So excited to finally visit the Mary A Whalen but alas all the hands may have been swept out to sea

So excited to finally visit the Mary A Whalen but…

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T. Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance takes water samples and measurements of temperature, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity in more than a half dozen places on Newtown Creek

T. Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance takes water…

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Dutch Kills off of Newtown Creek on a sampling expedition with T. Willis Elkins

Dutch Kills off of Newtown Creek on a sampling expedition…

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The marina of broken dreams

The marina of broken dreams #docks #pilings #newtowncreek #brooklyn #nyc

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In the wilds of Brooklyn, in a land of artists’ studios and light industrial garages, the Schamonchi serves as a floating community center at the end of Newtown Creek

In the wilds of Brooklyn, in a land of artists’…

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The Claw.

The Claw.

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Passing tow Mister Jim on Newtown Creek

Passing tow Mister Jim on Newtown Creek #Shantyboat #tugboat #Barges…

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Like a lot of NYC waterways, Newtown Creek is cleaner than it has been in the last 150 years, but dirtier than it should be

Like a lot of NYC waterways, Newtown Creek is cleaner…

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The Thing in Greenpoint Brooklyn where literally millions of unsorted records await you

The Thing in Greenpoint Brooklyn where literally millions of unsorted…

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The Hess Triangle

The Hess Triangle. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hess_triangle

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Josephine, Bella and Eric in the West Village who used to live in California and have traveled everywhere

Josephine, Bella and Eric in the West Village who used…

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Crif Dogs in the East Village where if you give the right password on the telephone in the booth, you slide into a hidden speakeasy

Crif Dogs in the East Village where if you give…

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Melvins Juice Box / Rum Bar – detox / retox

Melvins Juice Box / Rum Bar – detox / retox…

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Stefania is holding down the bar at The Library

Stefania is holding down the bar at The Library, a…

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Seeing all the sights

Seeing all the sights #soho #lowereastside #eastvillage #manhattan #nyc

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Entrance to the 1920s speakeasy the Back Room on the lower Eastside

Entrance to the 1920s speakeasy the Back Room on the…

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Taking a second look at the WhiteBox exhibition

Taking a second look at the WhiteBox exhibition #shantyboat #artshow…

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@gooddoghazel is gonna own this city

@gooddoghazel is gonna own this city #shantyboat #dogsofnewyork #cattledogsofnewyork

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Jackson’s Deli in Long Island City, Queens and the 7 Train

Jackson’s Deli in Long Island City, Queens and the 7…

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Talking to Jeanette in LIC, Queens about everything…

Talking to Jeanette in LIC, Queens about everything including colloquial…

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Want to check out the Secret History shantyboat? We will be showing it at the North Brooklyn Boat Club

Want to check out the Secret History shantyboat? We will…

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Join us tonight for a Secret History lecture and Q&A at the historic Sunview Luncheonette

Hey friends, come join us tonight July 29th for a…

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Shantyboat under the Pulaski Bridge. Empire State off the bow

Shantyboat under the Pulaski Bridge. Empire State off the bow.…

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Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn dive bar on the outside, dearly loved tavern inside

Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn dive bar on the…

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