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Building my own 'shanty boat'

Wes Modes has spent the last few summers sailing along the great rivers of north America, collecting stories from the people who live on their banks. Wes travels in his homemade houseboat - or shanty boat - called Dotty. He tells Outlook's Mariana Des Forges why he first wanted to go out onto the water.

Image: Shanty boat at dusk on the Tennessee River
Credit: Wes Modes

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7 minutes