Posted by: oldsalt1942 | January 26, 2018

Shanty on the Bayou

I can remember where I was (at a friend’s house in Gardiner, Maine) and when it was, summer 1980, when I first saw the story about this houseboat in National Geographic. It instantly hooked me on the whole idea of shanty boats. It would be years, though, before I was running crew boats to oil rigs in the Atchafalaya, and the eerie loveliness of the place has stuck with me through the years.

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve posted anything on this blog. It seemed that when I discontinued posting it was because at that time I’d become a “source.” That is, when I Googled key words trying to find new idea about which to post the first two or three pages came up mostly with links to my stories on this blog.

But one man has persisted: Bryan Lowe with whom I correspond with since we live at extreme opposite ends of the country; he in Washington state and me in southwest Florida. Bryan recently posted this to his blog: and thought I’d break back into this blog with this story…


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