Next time you visit Boston, look out into the Harbor and see if you spot an older gentleman paddling a very loaded 14 foot aluminum canoe with patches of duct tape decorating it’s hull. If you do, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted Michael Richard Smith, who has been calling the canoe his home for the past two months. His routine involves paddling about the Harbor during the day and then setting up a tent on one of the many harbor’s docks or islands for the night.
It was nice to read that not only did the local Police and Coast Guard check in on him to ensure he hasn’t docked anywhere that poses a security risk to either himself or anyone else, but they also outfitted him with a new reflective PFD & whistle. Read the full story here.