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Atlas Obscura: An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities

Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. Atlas ObscuraBy…

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Boating: Wes Modes, Artist/Doc­u­men­tar­ian/ Shanty Boater

Armed with a home­made shanty boat and a video cam­era,…

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HeraldWeekly: The Lost History of American River Communities, Revisited by an Artist in a Shantyboat

HeraldWeeklyby Mark Villanueva Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s…

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Portsmouth Daily-Times: American River People

Portsmouth Daily-Timesby Ivy Potter Several artists have made their way…

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Gallipolis Daily Tribune: Shantyboaters seek river people secrets

Gallipolis Daily Tribuneby Dean Wright GALLIPOLIS — A trio of…

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Clutch MOV: A Secret History of American River People

Clutch MOVby Sarah Arnold Though once abundant along the shores…

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Marietta Times: Shantyboat historian spends time in Marietta

"It is so cool to be in that space, gathering…

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A shantyboat trip down the Ohio [VIDEO]

A video created by Post-Gazette staff photographer Andrew Rush.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Collecting, making history on the Ohio River

Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteby Christian Snyder When Wes Modes arrived in Pittsburgh,…

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WTRF: “Shanty Boat” sails away today in Moundsville

According to Wes Modes, the project hopes to uncover the…

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Wheeling News-Register: California researcher travels Ohio River in shantyboat to learn about river life

The Intelligencer, Wheeling News-Registerby Mike Jones WHEELING, W.Va. – Wes…

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: California artist will capture life on the Ohio River in a homemade shantyboat

Pittsburgh Post-Gazetteby Christian Snyder Backyards tell stories, Wes Modes says,…

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Marietta Times: Artist will stop in Marietta on Ohio River journey

The culture of people who have grown up and lived…

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Insider Louisville: Exhibit on America’s river heritage finds berth at Portland Museum

Ahead of a shantyboat trip down the Ohio River this…

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Small Boats: River People – Shantyboat on the Sacramento River

Wes Modes spent two years building a shantyboat using salvaged…

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Highlands Current: Shanty on the River

Highlands Current By Ross Corsair Wes Modes and Lauren Benz,…

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Rockland/Westchester Journal: A shanty in Haverstraw: A floating art project explores the lives and history of ‘river people’

Rockland/Westchester Journal by Rochel Leah Goldblatt HAVERSTRAW – Wes Modes stood…

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The Daily Freeman: Shanty boat crew, docking in Kingston, gathers disappearing history of nation’s river people

The Daily Freeman by William J. Kemble   KINGSTON, N.Y. >>…

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Post-Star: Shantyboat docks in Fort Edward to collect Hudson River stories

Post-Star by Gwendolyn Craig FORT EDWARD — It’s not every day…

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Fair Companies: How shantyboats down the Mississippi helped build a culture

Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the…

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Laughing Squid: Artist Rides Rivers in a Homemade Shantyboat to Learn About the People Who Live on the Banks

Wes Modes, an artist and lecturing professor at UC Santa…

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Tribune-Courier: Floating Artist

In general, when people are posed with the question, ‘What…

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Paduca Sun: Artist-in-residence Modes slated to discuss journey of shantyboat

Paducah Arts Alliance artist-in-residence Wes Modes and his 1940s-era shantyboat…

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AL.com: On a shantyboat in Alabama, nights are hot, food is good and stories flow

Smack dab in the middle of the Tennessee River, between…

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Paducah WPSD: Secret History of River People coming to Paducah

The River Discovery Center in Paducah will host an exhibit…

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West Kentucky Star: Artist Concludes Daring River Voyage in Paducah

A rustic recreated 1940s shanty boat, a daring river voyage,…

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Alabama WHNT: California man lives on a ‘Shanty Boat’ documenting Florence residents

It’s one of the oddest sights you might see on…

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Times Daily: Telling secrets: California artist gathers river stories from a shanty

Times Daily By Monica Collier For four days, Friday through…

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Florence Courier-Journal: The River’s Life and People

A rustic recreated 1940s shanty boat, a daring river voyage,…

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WAFF Huntsville: Shanty floating down the TN seeking hidden histories of river people [VIDEO]

Get close enough to the Tennessee river, you can hear…

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WVLT Knoxville: Shanty boat tours America’s rivers via Knoxville [VIDEO]

It's a hot summer day on Knoxville's Volunteer Landing and…

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UK DailyMail: Could you live on a ‘shantyboat’? Artist calls this tiny homemade floating shack home as he journeys around the Tennessee River

A homemade 'shanty boat' is currently floating down the Tennessee…

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TVA bans new floating homes, but allows existing homes to stay

Since the 1950s, floating homes on the water have been…

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Huntsville Times: Fishing For Stories

Artist cruises into Huntsville today (or tomorrow) on a shantyboat…

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Guntersville Gleam: He’s running the river in a shanty boat

Guntersville Advertiser-Gleam by Joe Cagle People in Guntersville are used…

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Knoxville Mercury: Life Aboard the Shantyboat Dotty [SLIDESHOW]

Knoxville Mercury By Clay Duda [metaslider id=5031]

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Knoxville Mercury: Shanty Dreams: A Quest for the Forgotten Stories of the Tennessee River

“What the hell have I gotten myself into?” is all…

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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Rollin’ on the River: Artist heading down Tennessee River, documenting the lives of river people

Life on America's vast rivers always fascinated Wes Modes. As…

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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Man and dog to explore Tennessee River on self-made shantyboat

Shantyboat stops along the Tennessee River As of print, the…

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