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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Murphness

Boston Harbor Tent Barge

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http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/12009229091735/man-living-in-tent-in-the-middle-of-boston-harbor/#.UL4sI9XhKpU.facebook

 

Not sure what to make of this dude. Kind of rooting for him to make it through the winter...It's certainly better then living under a bridge getting shit on by pigeons...

 

Looks like he's docking the canoe up to the North End and some pretty pricey areas. He looks to be on a Boston Sailing Center mooring unless the Waterboat Marina has some? Apparently the cops, CG and EP were all chasing him around the other day. Guess they let him slide...

 

Go The Tent Barge!

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I saw his canoe yesterday when I passed over the Washington Street bridge. That canoe is fully loaded.

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He is even wearing a PFD. Seems to know what he is doing.

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hopefully this story gets a lot of attention so that the people he stole that canoe from see it, and can get it back...

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to deal with that guy

 

everyone else shall permantly lose the ability to do a few things

 

and the dude shall move along to someplace else

 

leaving a trails of ordanances for others to deal with :angry:

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He won't make it past 1/1 before the Coasties drag him in. The real estate around the public harbor in that area are very high end as you guys know and it won't be tolerated. They'll eventually get him on some trumped up charge after giving him several chances.

 

I wouldn't be surprised after he's been asked to leave they find him on one of the harbor islands under the national parks authority.

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what law would he be breaking if he just threw out an anchor? I am assuming that it is small enough he doesn't need to get it registered. if it is a designated anchorage he doesn't need to have an anchor light. He may have to move from time to time if there is a time limit on how long a person can be anchored in one spot like they have down in florida, so maybe he gets a sea-tow membership and they come tow him to his new home for a month...

 

However I am also reminded of back in the 90's when I was working in a marina and every morning I would have to go kick the homeless guys out of the abandoned boats. without fail every year at least one crackhead would light a fire inside the boat to stay warm... one problem it was an old dried out wood boat....

 

So as long as this guy doesnt try to blaze up a fire on the raft he should be pretty good to go

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Practicing Anarchist? Waterborn Hobo? we get one of those down here on West River every now and then.. some little pos catalina or oday loaded to the gunwales with god knows what. They anchor out for a while then move on to another creek. Sometimes they'll run a little genset all night and that can get annoying... I dont really give a shit unless they start rummaging through my boats or dock boxes.

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Let's hope he doesn't find the frostbiting RC hut on the other side of the airport in Winthrop!

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All the waters near the the BSC are considered non-navigable and if he is anchored there, he may have a good chance at staying for some time.

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I admire his spirit - and as long as he's not doin' anything dangerous or harmful, I'd say let him be, and send him an invite to subscribe here.

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Let's hope he doesn't find the frostbiting RC hut on the other side of the airport in Winthrop!

 

Hey! shhhhhhh. We don't need that!

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Why would he stay there in the cold? Paddle your ass down the ICW and hang out in the Keys man!

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No different than Weedo actually. Plus he has a life jacket....

 

Go the SMITH!!!!!

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That's not a tent barge and that's not Boston Harbor,his name is not Michael Smith, that is No6 aka JT, that's his house in the creek of New Rochelle NY :D

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Why would he stay there in the cold? Paddle your ass down the ICW and hang out in the Keys man!

 

I am thinking the same thing! Good on this guy but Boston Harbor is going to be ridiculously cold in the winter time!!!

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Why would he stay there in the cold? Paddle your ass down the ICW and hang out in the Keys man!

 

I am thinking the same thing! Good on this guy but Boston Harbor is going to be ridiculously cold in the winter time!!!

 

soon he'll have an Igloo Barge

 

Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

He'll keep just fine

 

till he begins to thaw come late spring

 

 

Now he could be waiting for the AC-45's to come to town

 

so he can cut one loose and Salvage it for $500,000.00 of his time in the weeeee hours of darkness

 

You Gutta be first to grab it and no one haz a better chance than a tweaker up all night "Just Incase"

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http://news.yahoo.co...-072630143.html

 

"It's about as safe as I could be," said Smith, who's also camped on at least one inner harbor island. "Anybody who would want to hurt me or take my things, they have to have a boat. And boat people stick together."

 

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