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People join us aboard the Dotty at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire

People join us aboard the Dotty at the East Bay…

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Please join us at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Please join us at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire…

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Now our boat hangs out in Reno with the burning man kids until the burn

Now our boat hangs out in Reno with the burning…

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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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We met the American Queen again near Madison, Indiana

We met the American Queen again near Madison, Indiana. This…

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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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People ask us all the time, “What do you eat?”

People ask us all the time, “What do you eat?”…

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On the shantyboat Dotty, even the captain swabs the deck

On the shantyboat Dotty, even the captain swabs the deck.…

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Ordinary scenes from shantyboat living

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

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Shantyboat on the Great Miami

Shantyboat on the Great Miami River under a train bridge.…

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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 messing about in the jonboat while we are anchored

Age fooling around in the jonboat while we are anchored…

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The entire crew of the shantyboat Dotty for a few hours

The entire crew of the shantyboat Dotty for a few…

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Benzy having a dude seriously with Squirlsey

Benzy having a dude seriously with Squirlsey, who she hasn’t…

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Reading time from Harlan Hubbard’s Payne Hollow

Reading time from Harlan Hubbard’s Payne Hollow dangling my feet…

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Shantyboat Dotty arrives in Augusta, Kentucky

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

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Squirlsey riding out rough seas on the Ohio River

Squirlsey riding out rough seas on the Ohio River. #squirrel…

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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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Apparently it rains in Southern Ohio [VIDEO]

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

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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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In 1944, artist Harlan Hubbard built a shantyboat on the banks of the Ohio River near Cincinnati

In 1944, artist Harlan Hubbard built a shantyboat on the…

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When the captain’s away, the mice will play [VIDEO]

Here is what happens on the shantyboat when the captain is…

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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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The Case. [VIDEO]

The Case. #shantyboat #mystery #foundobjects #bodyparts

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Showy sunset in Ironton OH.

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

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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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Sunset light in Huntington on the Ohio River.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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“Go with the flow” a button made by my new 10 year old friend Iris

“Go with the flow” a button made by my new…

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Hundreds of people came to visit us in Marietta

Hundreds of people came to visit us in Marietta during…

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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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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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An interesting docking at Marietta tested our mettle

The public dock at Marietta is challenging. Two of the…

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Shantyboat anchored in our secret little hidey hole [VIDEO]

Shantyboat anchored in our secret little hidey hole. #shantyboat #fishingspot…

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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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It’s a two knee knocker sort of day

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

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Shantyboat morning with wildflowers

Shantyboat morning with wildflowers #Shantyboat #Wildflowers #poster

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We thought you was a shed that had come adrift

As I made coffee and checked my email drifting down…

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Scenes from a sunrise walk around Wellsburg, West Virginia

Scenes from a sunrise walk around Wellsburg, West Virginia. #OhioRiver…

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Morning fog on the Ohio River.

Morning fog on the Ohio River. #Shantyboat #OhioRiver #WestVirginia

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Harvey pulling in a 10lb cat from the Wellsburg WV docks

Harvey pulling in a 10lb catfish from the Wellsburg WV…

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See ya, Steubenville. Given the highwater and the decrepit condition of the marina, exhibition canceled

See ya, Steubenville. We had an exhibition planned in Steubenville…

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Shantyboat in Toronto Ohio. We were rocked by tugboats and tows all night.

Shantyboat in Toronto Ohio. We were rocked by tugboats and…

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Shantyboat breakfast with cheesy grits. We eat well.

Shantyboat breakfast with cheesy grits. We eat well. #shantyboat

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Beaching the shantyboat for a quick pitstop for Hazel.

Beaching the shantyboat for a quick pitstop for Hazel. #Pitstop…

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Montgomery Locks on the Ohio River [VIDEO]

Montgomery Locks on the Ohio River #shantyboat #lockanddam #locks #ohioriver…

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As everyone knows, when you drive under a train, it’s good luck. [VIDEO]

As everyone knows, when you drive under a train, it’s…

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Do you need power? Water? Do you need any money? Do you need anything? Groceries? My keys are in my truck.

When we arrived in Bridgewater, PA along the Beaver River we…

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First day’s voyage celebration. No one was arrested. No one died. And no one lost a limb. Success!

First day’s voyage celebration. No one was arrested. No one…

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Squirlsey ridin’ the wave!

Squirlsey ridin’ the wave! #squirrel #shantyboat #waves

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Interview with our trip angel Evan Clark who lives on a shantyboat

Interview with our trip angel Evan Clark who a) does…

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Props props props. During my travels some low driveway took a bite out of my prop

Props props props. During my travels some low driveway took…

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One of the last things we do before we launch

One of the last things we do before we launch…

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Shantyboat on the Allegheny

Shantyboat on the Allegheny.  Thanks to Evan from Brilliant Marina…

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What I look like after a cross-country drive and repeated visits to Home Despot

What I look like after a cross country drive and…

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When you park right next to the tracks

When you park right next to the tracks you experience…

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Hangin with the PGH boat punx on the swollen Allegheny River.

Hangin with the PGH boat punx at Brilliant Marina on…

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Battened Down. Finally.

After 6 years, I finally got tired of all the…

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Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois

Big storm over Vandalia, Illinois #roadtrip #shantyboat #stormacomin

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Middle of the night truckstop shantyboat repair [VIDEO]

Middle of the night truckstop epoxy work to repair the…

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Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times that you get a sense of déjà vu.

Sometimes you move over the same landscape so many times…

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30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City to someplace that had fiberglass supplies

30 minutes out of my way to Lake Havasu City…

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As if we need additional confirmation that I am an idiot. Let’s be clear…

As if we need additional confirmation that I am a…

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Hmm. Is that okay? [VIDEO]

I’m not sure it is supposed to be doing that.…

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All ready to go.

All ready to go. #shantyboat #roadtrip

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The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been completed. Almost everything checked off.

The annual posting of the punch list ceremony has been…

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Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New crackle finish.

Rebuilt and refinished the shantyboat’s 5-year old camp stove. New…

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New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters

New art in the Shantyboat gallery thanks to our supporters.…

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Lookin good a few days before we depart

Lookin good a few days before we depart. #shantyboat #boatprep…

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Definitely one of those things that only a boat captain would care about, new hull numbers

Shantyboat paint! You know you’ve made the right decision when…

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There is something strangely comforting about auto shops

There is something strangely comforting about hanging around an auto…

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Jefe supervising the workers.

Jefe supervising the workers. #boatrepair #diy #shantyboat #UnionMandatedCoffeeBreak   Jefe…

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Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer.

Benzy paints the underside of the shantyboat trailer. #boatrepair #boattrailer…

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Jeremiah painting under the boat.

Jeremiah painting under the boat. #secrethistory #shantyboat #boatrepair #hullpaint  …

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Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard. Lots of big things got done.

Stressful fiberglass work today here at the Santa Cruz Harbor…

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Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on his back underneath the boat sanding the hull.

Filthy filthy Jeremiah who has spent the entire day on…

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Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz Harbor Boatyard all weekend and there are many jobs

Want to help? We will be at the Santa Cruz…

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This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some needed repairs. We put Dottie into the ocean for the

This weekend the shantyboat is in drydock to do some…

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The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support that will enable us to capture moments of terror.

The Secret History Crisis Cam. Thanks for the fundraiser support…

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Shantyboat Dotty in Felton Remembers Parade [VIDEO]

Shantyboat Dotty and crew in Felton Remember Parade

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River Tramps: The Strange Floating Population Found on the Ohio

Where shantyboat history has been hard to come by on…

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Honoring Tim Mason and the Floating Shantyboat Library

I just found out that the world has become poorer…

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Norwegian Shantytown located in Red Hook, Brooklyn

This is the Norwegian Shantytown located in Red Hook, Brooklyn.…

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The Goodman’s visit the shantyboat

The Goodman's visit the shantyboat

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The Fraser Bros were the local butchers, and they would deliver meat to the various ranches

A delta shop boat. "The Fraser Bros were the local…

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Tell Us About Shantyboat Communities

Everywhere we go, we keep hearing that once upon a…

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The continuing Surprising Things The Mouse Ate series

The continuing Surprising Things The Mouse Ate series

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Yeah, I guess our mouse visitor really wanted olive oil to go with their other snacks

Yeah, I guess our mouse visitor really wanted olive oil…

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