Anyway, I just got back from staying two nights on "The Gemini" one of the SleepAfloat.com houseboats (see my old video for them- below), and it was really a fun, unique, and incredible time- RIGHT in the Boston harbor. I'll be sure to post some more photos soon, as I took plenty of them!
While in Boston, I also took a few shots of this seemingly abandoned and neglected dockside crane. It stands on the end of a pier near the U.S.S. Constitution, and is truly mammoth in size (it was used to haul rather large boats, and runs on a very wide steel rail around the boat yard). Its cab, busted windows and all, on the other hand, is not so huge, and from the ground seems daydream material for a really funky, unique, and bizarre living space- not that you'd ever get the permission, or have the means to haul a 45 ton crane back to your property! The view would be AMAZING too, as any of you who have been to this pier would know- the crane overlooks a direct view of the Boston skyline- straight across the narrow harbor.
Again, its never going to happen, but we can at least imagine such things, can't we? It never hurts to think outside the box....
|Aboard the "Gemini" houseboat from Sleepafloat.com|
|Only $11.53- as always the NEW edition of my book can be ordered through the link in this blog's lefthand column (via Amazon.com)|
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen