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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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We’re trying a new thing called Preventative Maintenance

We’re trying a new thing called Preventative Maintenance. Word is…

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Breaking down the show at the Louisville’s Portland Museum

Breaking down the show at the Louisville’s Portland Museum. #artshow…

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Visitors explore the shantyboat at the Portland Museum

Visitors explore the shantyboat at the Portland Museum (@portlandmuseumky), thanks…

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Beautiful day on the Ohio River in Louisville as we make our way up river to take out

Beautiful day on the Ohio River in Louisville as we…

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It was humbling to watch the expert at work [VIDEO]

It was humbling to watch the expert at work. The…

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Aboard the Belle of Louisville as guests of the ship’s engineering crew [VIDEO]

Aboard the Belle of Louisville as guests of the ship’s…

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The beer fairy came to visit us! Thanks, Louisville

The beer fairy came to visit us! Thanks, Louisville. #BeerFairy…

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We love art! Thanks to Piper who made art for our gallery

We love art! Thanks to Piper who made art for…

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More Edward Hopper scenes from around Louisville

More Edward Hopper scenes from around Louisville. #edwardhopper #ohioriver #louisville

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On a beautiful sunny morning this week after a day and night of thundershowers, I interviewed Paul Hassfurder

On a beautiful sunny morning this week after a day…

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Things afoot in Louisville while you are drinking your morning coffee

Things afoot in Louisville down by the river while you…

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Little-known facts about Louisville, Kentucky

Little-known facts: Louisville, Kentucky has more bridges than Hamburg, Germany…

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See you in Louisville at an artist talk and closing reception

See you in Louisville. Join us for an artist talk…

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After the river was cleaned up areas that would be unthinkable real estate investments became desirable

After the river was cleaned up in the 1970s, areas…

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Interviewing Paul Hassfurder at Payne Hollow surrounded by butterflies

Interviewing Paul Hassfurder at Payne Hollow surrounded by butterflies. #ohioriver…

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Flowers from the lower garden at Payne Hollow

Flowers from the lower garden at Payne Hollow #flowers #ohioriver…

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Great to spend a few days with Paul Hassfurder who is carrying on Anna and Harlan Hubbard’s legacy at Payne Hollow

Great to spend a few days with Paul Hassfurder who…

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The charming streets of Madison, Indiana

The charming streets of Madison Indiana on an overcast morning.…

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Welcoming committee in Carrollton, Ky

Yesterday as we passed Carrollton, Ky. a crowd who’d been…

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Harlan Hubbard’s Studio and Prints

If you read Shantyboat, you know that Harlan Hubbard build…

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Good homes will be furnished these helpless children

While we were in new Richmond, Ohio, I interviewed Beth…

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A sad goodbye

Today we dropped Age at Aurora, Indiana where he headed…

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The green rolling lawns of Warsaw, Kentucky and an unexpected encounter

The green rolling lawns of Warsaw, Kentucky. As we came…

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Skipper Benzy going hard in rough water

Skipper Benzy going hard in rough water #ohioriver #roughwater

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Rising Sun, Indiana

A few things: I used to live in Indiana 25…

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Hmm. Unexpected engine trouble strands us in a backwater

Hmm. Unexpected engine trouble strands us in a backwater. After…

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Ordinary scenes from shantyboat living

Ordinary scenes from shantyboat living: a bath in the river,…

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Mystery ship slowly working its way beneath the waves

Mystery ship slowly working its way beneath the waves of…

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Again way to go, Cinci, direct access to the river

Again way to go, Cinci, providing direct access for folks…

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Way to use the riverside, Cinci

Way to use the riverside, Cinci. I wonder what was…

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Cincinnati downtown

Cincinnati downtown. #ModelRailroad #NScale #TiltShift #OhioRiver #Cincinnati

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Cincinnati’s purple people eater bridge, a former street car, pedestrian, and wagon bridge

Cincinnati’s purple people eater bridge, a former street car, pedestrian,…

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What’s up Cincinnati? We are in you

What’s up Cincinnati? We are in you. #OhioRiver #Shantyboat #Hooters…

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Age on watch as we carefully explore the Little Miami River

Age on watch as we carefully explore the Little Miami…

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Like an Edward Hopper painting in real life

Like an Edward Hopper painting in real life. #lifemirrorsartmirrorslife #edwardhopper…

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Join us for an open house in New Richmond, Ohio at Skipper‘s River Café

Today, we will be hosting an open house in New…

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The Seven Wonders of Portsmouth

Post by honorary shipmate Andrew Feight Shanty Dotty on the…

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It’s noon somewhere. Jeremiah and I hit the river

It’s noon somewhere. Jeremiah and I hit the river in…

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Ghost sign in Augusta, Ky. What is Polarine anyway?

Ghost sign in Augusta, Ky. What is Polarine anyway? Our…

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Shantyboat Dotty arrives in Augusta, Kentucky

Shantyboat Dotty arrives in Augusta, Kentucky. #shantyboat #kentucky #ohioriver #augusta

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Scenes from around Ripley, Ohio

Scenes from around Ripley, Ohio The Beebe Chapel CME Church…

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Storm coming in at Ripley Boat Club

Storm coming in at Ripley Boat Club #storm #ohioriver #thunderstorm

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The sprawling discussion with Andrew Feight, professor of history at Shawnee State

I had a chance to interview Andrew Feight, professor of…

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The charming and colorful George Hausser

I interviewed the charming and colorful George Hausser while we…

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Jeremiah at the helm and the Kentucky hills in the distance

Jeremiah at the helm and the Kentucky hills in the…

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We are underway again, and the river landscape has changed dramatically

After nearly a week in Portsmith, we are underway again,…

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Further scenes from Portsmouth Ohio

Further scenes from Portsmouth Ohio #OhioRiver #SmallTown #Portsmouth #Walkabout

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Apparently it rains in Southern Ohio [VIDEO]

Apparently it rains in Southern Ohio. 10 minutes later it…

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Looking at Portsmouth history through flood wall murals

Amazing flood wall murals in Portsmouth by renowned Louisiana artist…

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Tuesday Farmers Market in Portsmouth

Tuesday Farmers Market in Portsmouth #farmersmarket #ohioriver #portsmouth

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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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Shantyboat supermarket run in stolen golf cart [VIDEO]

Shantyboat supermarket run in stolen golf cart. #OhioRiver #Portsmouth #AwesomeMarina…

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Scenes from a Sunday morning walk around Portsmouth

Scenes from a Sunday morning walk around Portsmouth 🌈 #SundayMorning…

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The Portsmouth Marina and the Kentucky hills. Where’s Dotty?

The Portsmouth Marina and the Kentucky hills. Where’s Dotty? #shantyboat…

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Who wouldn’t want a luxury home beside the river?

Who wouldn’t want a luxury home beside the river? Historically,…

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Derelict ferry or barge or paddle wheeler or something

Derelict ferry or barge or paddle wheeler or something near…

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Showy sunset in Ironton OH.

Showy sunset in Ironton OH. #shantyboat #sunset #ohioriver #ironton

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People ask us if we swim in the Ohio River

People ask us if we swim in the Ohio River…

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Nancy tracked us down in Ironton, Ohio

Judy, Karen, and Nancy Buell who you may remember from…

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Arrived in Ironton, OH a town people upriver suggested we stop

Arrived in Ironton, OH a town people upriver suggested we…

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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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Sunset light in Huntington on the Ohio River.

Sunset light in Huntington on the Ohio River. #ohioriver #huntington…

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Bill Martin is the dockmaster at Gallipolis

Bill Martin is the dockmaster at the excellent Gallipolis Boat…

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Spent the day with Bobbette Braxton of the John Gee Black History Center

Spent the day with Bobbette Braxton who told us about…

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Remo’s Dogs

Everyone we met in Gallipolis told us Remo’s had the…

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Gallipolis, One of those mysterious towns that’s full of generous welcoming people

Gallipolis, One of those mysterious towns that’s full of generous…

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American Electric Power on the shores of the Ohio River and a Mystery

American Electric Power on the shores of the Ohio River.…

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Age fishing as we lazily drift down the Little Kanawha River

Age fishing as we lazily drift down the Little Kanawha…

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Reminder that this is very much an industrial river.

Reminder that this is very much an industrial river. #Shantyboat…

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Evening walk in Ravenswood WV

Evening walk in Ravenswood WV #ohioriver #eveningwalk #powerpole

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Swimming in a rain shower at the confluence of Sandy Creek and the Ohio [VIDEO]

Swimming in a rain shower at the confluence of Sandy…

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Shantyboat at the mouth of Sandy Crick

Shantyboat at the mouth of Sandy Crick #swimmers #ohioriver #shantyboat…

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Trouble with tows on the Ohio River

Tows on the Ohio River. People ask us all the…

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A beautiful day to be on a shantyboat on the Ohio River. Despite everyone upstream promising us apocalyptic weather.

A beautiful day to be on a shantyboat on the…

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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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Mayflies caught in a spiderweb under the eves of the shantyboat

Mayflies caught in a spiderweb under the eves of the…

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Shantyboat at the mouth of the Little Kanawha River.

Shantyboat at the mouth of the Little Kanawha River. #shantyboat…

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Why Marietta endures inevitable floods

Several people told us that Marietta has never seriously considered…

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Marietta’s Steamboat Landing

Marietta maintains a sternwheeler landing on the Ohio riverfront where…

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Pop-up exhibition of the Secret History project at Marietta’s First Friday [VIDEO]

Open house and pop-up exhibition of the Secret History project…

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Full house(boat) in Marietta Harbor. Kids, grown ups, and grown ups excited as kids

Full house(boat) at First Friday in Marietta Harbor. Kids, grown…

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OYO killing it at Just A Jar Design Press on First Friday in Marietta OH.

OYO killing it at Just A Jar Design Press on…

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The Valley Gem makes way up the Muskingum River at the Marietta waterfront [VIDEO]

The Valley Gem makes way up the Muskingum River at…

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The textures of Marietta’s Harmar Village are killing me. Beautiful, old and unprecious.

The textures of Marietta’s Harmar Village are killing me. Beautiful,…

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A landed shantyboat at Marietta’s Ohio River Museum

A landed shantyboat at Marietta’s Ohio River Museum, it’s older…

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A shantyboat trip down the Ohio [VIDEO]

This video was created by the talented Post-Gazette staff photographer…

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Age doing a drive-by

Age doing drive-by fishing #fishing #ohioriver #westvirginia #shantyboat

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Sistersville is a classic adorable small river town laid out parallel to the river.

The classic adorable small river town is laid out with…

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Sketchy McSketcherson’s sketchy homemade dock

Sketchy McSketcherson’s sketchy homemade dock. Note the interesting piles of…

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Age came from New Zealand to shipmate

Age came from New Zealand to shipmate on the Shantyboat.…

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Just got 20 on my turn though Age is still kicking my ass

Just got 20 on my turn though shipmate Age is…

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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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It’s a two knee knocker sort of day

It’s a two knee knocker sort of day. While a…

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This is a pipeline cut

This is the beautiful Appalachian Plateau in the West Virginia…

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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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The Tillers – Shanty Boat at Payne Hollow Kentucky [VIDEO]

By and by, I’ll be coming up on Payne Hollow,…

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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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The Grave Creek Indian burial mound, at 70 feet high, dominates the skyline of Moundsville

The Grave Creek Indian burial mound, at 70 feet high,…

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Moundsville famous.

Moundsville famous. #media #westvirginia #ohioriver #press

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