1. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities

    Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. BY JONATHAN CAREY MARCH 07, 2019 An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities Made from recycled materials, Modes’s shantyboat can weather the storms. WES MODES/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 THE RIVERS OF THE UNITED...
  2. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs Video How shantyboats helped build a culture

    A great video about the project by Kirsten Dirksen “I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” – “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a...
  3. CelticWanderer

    Questions-Houseboating down the Mississippi?

    Alright, so I recently broke my foot real bad (funny story, thatone) and managed to land a nice job in jewelry repair so I'm makin a good bit of money. Now, cause of my foot i'm pretty much grounded here, can't travel, but what I can do is save up shit loads of money. So my question is, anyone...
  4. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs Video Pirates on the Danube

    http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/pirates-on-the-danube/ Jamie Bowlby-Whiting cycled 1,000 miles on a £30 bicycle, then built a raft from recycled materials and floated down the Danube. Now that is what I call an adventure! Brew a cuppa and enjoy his tale. In the middle of 2012, I was working...

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