Posted by: oldsalt1942 | May 16, 2011

It’s Not Easy Being A Shanty Boater

Most of the readers of this blog are interested in the possibility of actually living on a shanty boat but for most of those readers it’s never going to happen. And those  actually do manage to get a shanty boat have no idea the opposition they’re going to face trying to live on it, especially in any sort of major metropolitan area. Most marinas, even in more remote areas aren’t going to welcome shanty boaters.

Here’s a story about someone trying to buck the system in Brooklyn, New York.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/16/are-the-gowanus-canal-hou_n_862564.html?ir=Green

Now, just in case the link disappears for some reason, here’s the video that went along with the story…

<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/21424200?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff&#8221; width=”400″ height=”225″ frameborder=”0″></iframe><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/21424200″>The Off-Gridder</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/yardena”>Yardena Schwartz</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

P.S. Don’t forget, I have an historical novel about the ill-fated fourth voyage of Christopher Columbus at:

http://www.amazon.com/Despair-ebook/dp/B004LLIXT4/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&m=A2PR9E9SHX8VDO&s=digital-text&qid=1304546886&sr=1-31

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