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Secret History shantyboat nestled in the redwoods in California

Secret History shantyboat nestled in the redwoods in California

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Busy day at Secret History open house

Busy day at Secret History open house

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Secret History talk at River Discovery Center, Paducah

Secret History talk at River Discovery Center, Paducah

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An afternoon by the river on the shantyboat.

An afternoon by the river on the shantyboat.

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Shantyboat at Paducah Farmers Market

Shantyboat at Paducah Farmers Market

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Anita Stamper, our generous host at the beautiful Mav House

Anita Stamper, our generous host at the beautiful Mav House

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Capt Ron Gray Jr of the American Queen meets the captain of the Shantyboat Dotty

Capt Ron Gray Jr of the American Queen meets the…

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Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of Paducah

Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of…

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Secret History installation at the River Discovery Center in Paducah

Secret History installation at the River Discovery Center in Paducah

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Age reels in a whopper

Age reels in a whopper

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Captain and two ships mates, Age and Penske, arrive after trials and tribulations at Kenlake Marina

Captain and two ships mates, Age and Penske, arrive after…

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Pete and Wes look at Freddie to see why we no longer have a reverse gear

Pete and Wes look at Freddie to see why we…

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Typically amazing cuisine aboard the shantyboat. The full time caterers turned out to be a great investment

Typically amazing cuisine aboard the shantyboat. The full time caterers…

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Fishing for breakfast at the confluence of the Duck River with the Tennessee

Fishing for breakfast at the confluence of the Duck River…

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Emergency! Out of vodka and down to a finger or two of gin

Emergency! Out of vodka and down to a finger or…

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Age and I set up for a shoot

Age and I set up for a shoot

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Bob who is traveling from Paducah to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tombigbee River on a Seedoo stopped by Clifton to gas up

Bob who is traveling from Paducah to the Gulf of…

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Poor poor Hazel. Her paw was burnt by a falling pot of boiling water when a big yacht passed us by close and fast

Poor poor Hazel. Her paw was burnt by a falling…

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Oh god. We’ve entered the land of relentless biting Horseflies. No one is safe

Oh god. We've entered the land of relentless biting Horseflies.…

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The generosity of strangers: Jesse interrupted his search for Pokémon to give us a ride to get gas and ice

The generosity of strangers: Jesse interrupted his search for Pok√©mon…

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Age catching the catfishes

Age catching the catfishes

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Adrian wearing his new Amish hat

Adrian wearing his new Amish hat

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The Alabama countryside is green and lush and textured

The Alabama countryside is green and lush and textured

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Dr. Adrian Nankivell excellent ships mate on a morning johnboat run

Dr. Adrian Nankivell excellent ships mate on a morning johnboat…

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Sunset on the Tennessee River

Sunset on the Tennessee River

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Adrian fishes totally legally on the Tennessee River near Florence

Adrian fishes totally legally on the Tennessee River near Florence

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In case it wasn’t clear I’m in the South

In case it wasn't clear I'm in the South

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Butch takes us to the Secret Tuesday Florence Flea Market

Butch takes us to the Secret Tuesday Florence Flea Market

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Most brilliant idea ever. A used bookstore at the Florence public library

Most brilliant idea ever. A used bookstore at the Florence…

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Shanty books at Florence exhibition

Shanty books at Florence exhibition

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Sure, but what’s the question?

Sure, but what's the question?

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Visitors at the shantyboat open house

Visitors at the shantyboat open house

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The modesty of southerners: Women hide behind their tablets and phones whenever the shantyboat goes by

The modesty of southerners: Women hide behind their tablets and…

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New ships mate Age and I celebrate his arrival with a shot of Dr Thunders peachy fire whiskey

New ships mate Age and I celebrate his arrival with…

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Secret History shantyboat open house at Florence Harbor Marina

Secret History shantyboat open house at Florence Harbor Marina

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Secret History at the Florence Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts this weekend

Secret History at the Florence Kennedy Douglass Center for the…

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Zach and Natalie visit us from Huntsville

Zach and Natalie visit us from Huntsville

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Old things in the Alabama countryside

Old things in the Alabama countryside

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The Boxcar Cafe in Sheffield. Lots of old history here

The Boxcar Cafe in Sheffield. Lots of old history here

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Welcomed by a whole brood of curious kids in Florence

Welcomed by a whole brood of curious kids in Florence

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Arrived in Florence Alabama

Arrived in Florence Alabama

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The most curious lock crew we’ve ever encountered at Wilson Lock

The most curious lock crew we've ever encountered at Wilson…

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Wheeler Dam auxiliary lock

Wheeler Dam auxiliary lock

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Lockmaster at Wheeler Dam checking out project postcard

Lockmaster at Wheeler Dam checking out project postcard

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Shantyboat Dotty at sunrise

Shantyboat Dotty at sunrise

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Crossing the expanse of Tennessee River lakes often feels endless

Crossing the expanse of Tennessee River lakes often feels endless

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Shantyboat at Brickyard Landing Marina

Shantyboat at Brickyard Landing Marina

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Do you know people in Decatur AL we should talk to?

Do you know people in Decatur AL we should talk…

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@dudicusmaximus finally noticed the shantyboat head dedication. Three years with the project

@dudicusmaximus finally noticed the shantyboat head dedication. Three years with…

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Apparently we were in USA Today (Thanks Joan Raspo)

Apparently we were in USA Today (Thanks Joan Raspo)

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Here’s @gooddoghazel perched on the side of a cliff at Painted Bluff

Here's @gooddoghazel perched on the side of a cliff at…

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Chef Forest Wilson and daughter Yasmin who run a vegan & veggie food truck at Lowe Mill in Huntsville

Chef Forest Wilson and daughter Yasmin who run a vegan…

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World War 2 ammunition bunkers and 50s Cold War fallout shelters on Redstone Arsenal

World War 2 ammunition bunkers and 50s Cold War fallout…

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@gooddoghazel is NASAs new spokesmodel. With Saturn V rocket

@gooddoghazel is NASAs new spokesmodel. With Saturn V rocket

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Beautiful Indian Creek in Triana Alabama heavily polluted with DDT from the Redstone Arsenal

Beautiful Indian Creek in Triana Alabama heavily polluted with DDT…

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Nathaniel Chisolm of E&N Good Home Cooking in Triana. His wife Emma is the E in E&N

Nathaniel Chisolm of E&N Good Home Cooking in Triana. His…

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In Huntsville? Stop by the Secret History Open House on the shantyboat at Ditto Landing. See the boat, tell us your story, play the banjo. We’ll be here until 7pm

In Huntsville? Stop by the Secret History Open House on…

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Hazel dog hero shot. @gooddoghazel

Hazel dog hero shot. @gooddoghazel

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Most epically scenic interview ever with archeologist Ben Hoksbergen perched on the side of Painted Bluff

Most epically scenic interview ever with archeologist Ben Hoksbergen perched…

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@gooddoghazel near Hobbs Island on Ben Hoksbergen’s boat on our archaeology tour

@gooddoghazel near Hobbs Island on Ben Hoksbergen's boat on our…

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Visitor Nate playing banjo during the shantyboat open house

Visitor Nate playing banjo during the shantyboat open house

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Join us for a Shantyboat Open House! Tue & Wed 3-7pm Ditto Landing Huntsville

Join us for a Shantyboat Open House! Tue & Wed…

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Shantyboat band photo

Shantyboat band photo

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Jeremiah arrives to relieve Ships Mate Cara

Jeremiah arrives to relieve Ships Mate Cara

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5th Ave School, first integrated public school in Alabama in 1963. Now honored with a brand new medical tower

5th Ave School, first integrated public school in Alabama in…

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Site of the Huntsville slave cemetery now honored with medical offices. Last used in 1870. Euphemistically known as “Georgia” in the Black community

Site of the Huntsville slave cemetery now honored with medical…

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Have a beater car we can borrow for a few days in Huntsville? Downtown is literally 10’miles from the river

Have a beater car we can borrow for a few…

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Shantyboat arrives in Huntsville Alabama

Shantyboat arrives in Huntsville Alabama

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Cara pilots on a hazy afternoon through high bluffs

Cara pilots on a hazy afternoon through high bluffs

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Guntersville lock behind us after a 35 foot drop

Guntersville lock behind us after a 35 foot drop

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@gooddoghazel outstanding in her field

@gooddoghazel outstanding in her field

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Secret History is front page in the Guntersville Gleam

Secret History is front page in the Guntersville Gleam

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Pete Sparks and Larry Smith, both Guntersville historians, told us about the TVA impounding of Lake Guntersvilke, the Civil War and the Cherokee removals

Pete Sparks and Larry Smith, both Guntersville historians, told us…

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Cara with Dorris Turner, 75, whose father was a steamboat captain in Guntersville

Cara with Dorris Turner, 75, whose father was a steamboat…

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The case of the “stolen” johnboat solved. Four agency APB. Fastest response ever. Found drifting and brought to hotel dock by a boat repair fella

The case of the "stolen" johnboat solved. Four agency APB.…

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Empty shore where the johnboat was tied up while I went to the hardware store. Stolen?

Empty shore where the johnboat was tied up while I…

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Secret History in the Huntsville Times

Secret History in the Huntsville Times

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Since we are such terrible fishermen, the only fish we’ve been able to catch have been the dead fish stinking up the harbor

Since we are such terrible fishermen, the only fish we've…

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To visualize this properly, imagine sheet lightening rippling along the bottom of this threatening cloud we need to boat home in

To visualize this properly, imagine sheet lightening rippling along the…

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Moments before lightening in the distance cleared the pools

Moments before lightening in the distance cleared the pools

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Early evening johnboat adventure with Cara and @gooddoghazel for public pool, liquor and ice

Early evening johnboat adventure with Cara and @gooddoghazel for public…

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The muppet Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth discovered rotting in unclaimed luggage and restored

The muppet Hoggle from the movie Labyrinth discovered rotting in…

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Old AA buddies of Squirlsy’s modeling in Guntersville Alabama

Old AA buddies of Squirlsy's modeling in Guntersville Alabama

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Who knew there was craft beer in small town Northern Alabama? Main Channel brewing in Guntersville

Who knew there was craft beer in small town Northern…

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Police bearing gifts

Police bearing gifts

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Within hours of arriving in Guntersville Alabama the cops arrived… to welcome us to town, ask questions about the shantyboat and the project, to tell us stories, bring the local newspaper, tell us where to eat, and offer us information, contacts, and rides. Police Chief Jim Peterson, Alabama Trooper Lt Terry Ware, Gleam reporter Joe Cagle

Within hours of arriving in Guntersville Alabama the cops arrived...…

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Ghost children in antique store in Gintersville Alabama

Ghost children in antique store in Gintersville Alabama

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After numerous hours on the boat Hazel is glad to ge back to dry land in Guntersville Alabama

After numerous hours on the boat Hazel is glad to…

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Hot morning foot adventure

Hot morning foot adventure

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It’s official. We’re in the South

It's official. We're in the South

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Lily pad field on the Tennessee River

Lily pad field on the Tennessee River

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The sun is a blazing fireball 90 degrees F At 10 in the morning

The sun is a blazing fireball 90 degrees F At…

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Shantyboat in South Pittsburgh under a full moon

Shantyboat in South Pittsburgh under a full moon

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Good morning, shantyboat

Good morning, shantyboat

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Beth and Robert took on a walk along Brown’s Lake near Walker Landing

Beth and Robert took on a walk along Brown's Lake…

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Beth and Robert took on a walk along Brown’s Lake near Walker Landing

Beth and Robert took on a walk along Brown's Lake…

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Cara tenderly cradling Mr Johnson II

Cara tenderly cradling Mr Johnson II

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James Wade, self-described Tennessee hillbilly and amazingly friendly man, sold us Mr Johnson II, our new old outboard

James Wade, self-described Tennessee hillbilly and amazingly friendly man, sold…

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Glamorous Boating Task Number 512: sorting the moldy dogfood from the good

Glamorous Boating Task Number 512: sorting the moldy dogfood from…

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Collard greens and jawbone bacon for breakfast. Next up buttery grits and hush puppies

Collard greens and jawbone bacon for breakfast. Next up buttery…

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