Tag Archive for river

Roland Law’s Wildest Dream for the San Lorenzo River [VIDEO]

Roland Law talks about his conservation work along the banks…

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George Ow Jr Tells Us About Chinatowns along the San Lorenzo River [VIDEO]

An interview with George Ow Jr. along the banks of…

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Interview with Leo Cruz along the San Lorenzo River [VIDEO]

Interview with Leo Cruz about growing up near a river…

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Interview with shipmate Benzy [VIDEO]

SL Benz has been a shipmate on the Secret History…

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Searching for Living Native History in the Ohio River Valley

I've been going crazy all evening looking for native people…

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A push to remove the homeless from the American River [VIDEO]

To follow up on our visit to the American River…

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River Voices (Unofficial Cut) – 2018 Trailer

A collaboration between artists Wes Modes and Lauren Kincaid-Filbey, as…

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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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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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Best Friend I’ve Never Met

For many years I’ve had a total friend crush on…

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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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If we mention that old river towns are dying, we really mean they are being killed [VIDEO]

In the towns we’ve visited across America, the historic heart…

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We are on the water!

Just a quick note to let you know that yes,…

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Where we’ll be when on the Hudson River

As you know we are busy preparing our journey on the…

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The Mysteries of America’s Only Town Built By and For Chinese

We explore various delta towns, including a rare Chinese rural…

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Busy Busy Busy in the State Capitol

Exhibits, new friends, interviews, party boats, and beachcombing in Sacramento

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Beautiful Places Between This and That

After Colusa, the character of the river changed. The levees…

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A Wild River

A treacherous adventure down a hazard-choked river - Rides from…

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Fits and Starts

I’m struggling with how to describe our strange fits-and-starts launch…

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Okay, we’re off

After months of prep, a month-long fundraiser, weeks of long…

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Are We Going To Die on the Sacramento River?

There are a few things that worry me. Because of…

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River Voices – 2017 Trailer [VIDEO]

After 3 years of fieldwork, 1000 river miles, 15,000 road…

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Gerty Tonjum, boathouse owner, talks about river time [Video]

Gerty Tonjum, boathouse owner in Winona, MN along the banks…

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This Summer’s Expedition on the Sacramento River

In previous years, Modes has exhibited the project in the…

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A Journey Home

Two weeks in Paducah and then a hellbent journey across…

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Tribune-Courier: Floating Artist

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

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Shantyboat home in Felton California

Shantyboat home in Felton California. Benzy has to lift the…

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Shantyboat in the Paducah Labor Day Parade

Shantyboat in the Paducah Labor Day Parade. Nathan Lynn playing…

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Lowertown Paducah kiln firing

Lowertown Sunday kiln firing with Mitch Kimball

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Looking through the Mary Wheeler collection at the Paducah Library

Looking through the Mary Wheeler collection at the McCracken County…

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Rev Kempton Baldridge one of a few chaplains for more than 4000 towboats

Rev Kempton Baldridge one of a few chaplains for more…

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Shantyboat On display

Shantyboat On display today and tomorrow. Open House 10-2pm Saturday…

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Bruce Walker king of the bar-b-Que in north Paducah

Bruce Walker king of the bar-b-Que in north Paducah at…

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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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David Nickell talks about his family history in the Land Between the Rivers

David Nickell talks about his family history in the Land…

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Merryman Kemp founder of Merryman House

Maryman Kemp founder of Maryman House, a shelter for survivors…

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Louie Kirchhoff baker in Paducah for 75 years

Louie Kirchhoff who has lived in Paducah for 75 years,…

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Nathan Blake Lynn, musician, historian, and amateur folk musicologist

Nathan Blake Lynn, musician, historian, and amateur folk musicologist. Interview…

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African glass beads at the Paducah Farmers Market

African glass beads at Melanie and Erileigh's stall at the…

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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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Shantyboat from Founder’s Room at the River Discovery Center

Shantyboat seen through the windows of the Founder's Room at…

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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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My favorite Secret History paparazzi photo

My favorite Secret History paparazzi photo. Back from the Benzy…

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Adrian playing dress up

Adrian playing dress up. He already had the radio on…

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Oh no! Freddie’s transmission died in the middle of Lake Kentucky

Oh no! We lost the rest of Freddie's transmission in…

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Old Danville Grain Elevator submerged by the inundated Tennessee River

Old Danville Grain Elevator submerged by the inundated Tennessee River…

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Our first volunteer fish dinner

Our first volunteer fish dinner! When we to hop in…

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Two Weeks in Paducah, Kentucky

Join us in Paducah Kentucky for a two week long…

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Storm looming above the shantyboat

Storm looming above the shantyboat. Photo by Adrian Nankivell

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Not everyone knows it’s good luck to pass under a train bridge

Not everyone knows it's good luck to pass under a…

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David “Scoop” Anderson who worked on riverboats and towboats for years

Davis "Scoop" Anderson who worked on riverboats and rowboats for…

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Shantyboat in the secret abandoned MARINA OF THE DAMNED

Shantyboat in the secret abandoned marina of the planet of…

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Dramatic skies over the shantyboat on the Tennessee River [VIDEO & PANORAMA]

Dramatic skies over the shantyboat on the Tennessee River near…

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We learn to read the river: this beautiful herringbone pattern precedes larger wind waves

We learn to read the river: this beautiful herringbone pattern…

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Pete Selmeci who’s job is to fix big boats and move them around

Pete Selmeci who's job is to fix big boats and…

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Lost at the rainy end of the world! Next episode of the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

Lost at the rainy end of the world! Next episode…

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Life without the internets! Next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

Life without the internets! Next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS

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Barges in the mist

Barges in the mist. People ask us constantly if the…

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Secret History is largely a donation supported project and your…

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Gene Davidson owner of the Clifton Marina

We talked to Gene Davidson who owns the Clifton Marina.…

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The folks at Clifton Marina treated us super decently

The folks at Clifton Marina treated us super decently. Say…

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Glen Lineberry worked on towboats for 50 years

He worked for 40 years on line towboats that would…

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An afternoon roadtrip on Tennessee back roads [VIDEO]

An afternoon roadtrip on Tennessee back roads. Age and I…

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Jackie Irvin runs an opiate addiction program at Jabbok Refuge Center Church

Jackie Irvin who runs an opiate addiction program at Jabbok…

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The fish ain’t bitin next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

The fish ain't bitin next on the SHANTYBOAT GUYS

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Serious beverage situation on the next episode of the SHANTYBOAT GUYS [VIDEO]

Serious beverage situation on the next episode of the SHANTYBOAT…

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Main St of Saltillo leads right down a boat ramp to the river

Captivating on several levels. Main St of Saltillo leads right…

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Saltillo’s Ghost Marina

Not sure this marina in Saltillo is going to have…

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Roger Lard, fisherman near Savannah TN

Roger Lard, fisherman near Savannah TN, trotline trays in the…

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Living the shantyboaters celebrity lifestyle upriver at a local party beach

After our thorough ten-minute tour of Savannah Tennessee, we went…

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Shantyboat bloody marys for three days provided by generous folks

Shantyboat bloody marys for three days provided by our generous…

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Jabbok Refuge Center Church service just a few doors down from the Tennessee River Museum

Jabbok Refuge Center Church service. Just a few doors down…

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At Tennessee River Museum in Savannah TN the history of Black people is completely erased

Tennessee River Museum in Savannah TN, like many river museums…

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The landscape where one of the great battles of the American Civil War was fought

Pittsburg Landing, the landscape where one of the great battles…

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Hazel dog on the way to Cyprus Creek [VIDEO]

@GoodDogHazel on the way to Cyprus Creek

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The Delta Mariner that carries rocket parts back and forth between Cape Canaveral and Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsvile

The Delta Mariner a vessel unlike any we've seen passes…

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Rooster’s Dogs & Burgers surrounded by hundreds of boats attending a strange boat-in only concert in Northern Mississippi

Rooster's Dogs & Burgers surrounded by hundreds of boats attending…

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Shantyboat out of place at the Grand Harbor on Pickwick Lake

Shantyboat out of place at the grand Harbor on Pickwick…

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Shantyboat in high seas on the Tennessee River [VIDEO]

Shantyboat in high seas on the Tennessee River

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Hazel got scalded when an enormous yacht knocked a pot of boiling water off the stove

Hazel got scalded when an enormous yacht came by close…

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A Butch Anthony joins Jesus in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive Washroom Gallery

A Butch Anthony joins Jesus in the Jeremiah Daniels Executive…

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Captured by pirates!

Captured by pirates! Mark and Rachel board the shantyboat and…

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Tori Bailey of WZZA Soul Radio

We very nearly interviewed Tori Bailey, possibly the busiest person…

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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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Anita Cobb knows her family history going back before emancipation

Interview with Anita Cobb, who knows her detailed family history…

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Robert Francil, 4th generation fisherman

Interview with Robert Francil, 4th generation Florence commercial fisherman

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Looking for a used mandolin

Hey Florence friends: Adrian is looking for a used mandolin…

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Emma Lee Dean-Dykes Troup, openly trans woman in small town Alabama

Interview with Emma Lee Dean-Dyke Troup, openly trans woman in…

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Bob Perry, Chickasaw elder and Annie Perry, knowledgable about the history of the area

Interview with Bob & Annie Perry at Tuscumbia Landing. Bob…

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An interview with artist Butch Anthony literally sitting in Cypress Creek [AUDIO]

An interview with artist Butch Anthony literally sitting in Cypress…

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The Annie out of Lake Wheeler comes to visit us

The Annie out of Lake Wheeler comes to visit us…

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Robert Francil known locally as the fish guy

Robert Francil known locally as the fish guy. The sign…

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Shantyboat Dotty near the Old Railroad Bridge in Florence AL

Shantyboat Dotty near the Old Railroad Bridge in Florence AL.…

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Wes Modes at Secret History gallery talk

Wes Modes at Secret History gallery talk. Photo by @christi.britten

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Full house at the Kennedy Douglass Center for the Secret History gallery talk

Full house at the Kennedy Douglass Center for the Secret…

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Kathryn Boyd Rice, 94, regaled us with stories of life in Sheffield AL

Kathryn Boyd Rice, 94, regaled us with stories of life…

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One of the last mom and pop stores

After World War II around 1955, my dad got a…

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Susan Stewart’s grandpa was chief clerk on a packet boat around 1910

Susan Stewart's grandpa was chief clerk on a packet boat…

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In a land of mostly dry fountains, Florence got it going on

In a land where the previous generations' civic hardscaping have…

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Join us for a Secret History exhibition at Kennedy Douglass…

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