Loitering under the Livingston Ave Swing Bridge built in 1866 and replaced in 1901. We talked to Steve who operated the bridge

Loitering under the Livingston Ave Swing Bridge built in 1866…

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After we started drinking at 10am in his birthday, Miah agreed to his next tat

After we started drinking at 10am in his birthday, Miah…

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Interview with Chris Callaghan who organizes the Steamboat Meet and the Tugboat Roundup at the Waterford Harbor

Interview with Chris Callaghan who organizes the Steamboat Meet and…

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Interview with Virginia Clarkson who told us all about growing up in the Bronx and made her way to Waterford

Interview with Virginia Clarkson who told us all about growing…

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Greeting party at the Rusty Anchor floating barge bar in Troy NY

Greeting party at the Rusty Anchor floating barge bar in…

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Ships hounds Hazel

Ships hounds Hazel

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Skipper Benzy

Skipper Benzy

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Whas up, Troy. We in you

Whas up, Troy. We in you

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Interview with Sean, Jess, Ayla, and Mia who talked about living in small town Upstate New York

Interview with Sean, Jess, Ayla, and Mia who talked about…

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Welcome our new shipmate Jeremiah who has been on all five Secret History expeditions since 2014

Welcome our new shipmate Jeremiah who has been on all…

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V, Shonica, and Carlos brought us breakfast. In exchange, we got them addicted to good espresso

V, Shonica, and Carlos brought us breakfast. In exchange, we…

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“We came upon a rickety house raft… putting upstream powered by an old outboard and piloted by a wrinkled, sun-tanned old man

“We came upon a rickety house raft... putting upstream powered…

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All of Bill’s friend join him on the tug to view the fireworks

All of Bill’s friend join him on the tug to…

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Exhibition in Waterford: more people than you can shake a stick at. Including my old Jr High school friend, Corey

Exhibition in Waterford: more people than you can shake a…

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Exhibition in Waterford: 99 people in the log, but probably three times as many through the boat today

Exhibition in Waterford: 99 people in the log, but probably…

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An hour hanging out on the back deck of the shantyboat with folklorist George Ward Who told us stories and sang us canal songs

An hour hanging out on the back deck of the…

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WAMC Albany: Searching For Hudson River Stories On A Shanty Boat [AUDIO]

WAMC Public Radio By Lucas Willard   Listen Now to…

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The Erie Canal starts (or ends, depending on your point of view) in Waterford New York. So big, imposing, and well-dressed, it looks like a set piece

The Erie Canal starts (or ends, depending on your point…

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Benzy as First Mate has been keeping the ship’s log. I love this. It is charming and she writes in the third person

Benzy as First Mate has been keeping the ship’s log.…

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Steamboat Meet at Waterford NY. Tiny tiny little steam powered beasties

Steamboat Meet at Waterford NY. Tiny tiny little steam powered…

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In north Troy, old money houses like these, clearly having seen better times, were next door to double wides

In north Troy, old money houses like these, clearly having…

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Headed across the river from Waterford to Troy

Headed across the river from Waterford to Troy

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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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After 18 years, I finally get to meet John Young and his awesome family

After 18 years, I finally get to meet John Young…

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The shantyboat art gallery and Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom. Art by Sascha, Gina, Butch, Maxine, Lanette, and Jessika

The shantyboat art gallery and Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom. Art…

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Best date night ever. Fireworks exploding all around us, playing cards, listening to marching band music to mask the fireworks for @gooddoghazel

Best date night ever. Fireworks exploding all around us, playing…

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Dramatic photo op in Waterford NY

Dramatic photo op in Waterford NY

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Shipmate John Young successfully completes his first certified under-over. Now he can be a roadie

Shipmate John Young successfully completes his first certified under-over. Now…

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Shantyboat still life by shipmate Kate Young

Shantyboat still life by shipmate Kate Young

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Proud captain of the Shantyboat Dotty @originalsportkilt

Proud captain of the Shantyboat Dotty @originalsportkilt

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Nearly played bingo. Apparently you have to show up on time because all the cards are sold within a few minutes

Nearly played bingo. Apparently you have to show up on…

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