BOSTON (WHDH) — A strange sight in Boston Harbor — someone snapped a photo of a man in a tent on a barge in the middle of the water. That man is Michael Smith. He said no harbor, or barge, is his home. His only constant is his mode of transportation — his canoe. Even though he doesn’t stay in one place for long, Smith has caught the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard. “He’s kind of living off the area out there, both on land and on the water. But we certainly have visibility on him. We patrol every day along with the Boston police and as of right now he’s not doing anything illegal,” said Lt. Joe Klinker of the U.S. Coast Guard. What Smith is doing is considered recreation, and is legal, as long he stays in public waters.
Before the day is over I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to the guy who lives on his canoe in the middle of Boston Harbor. I’m digging his whole homeless canoe vibe. Play on playa!