Floating homes

They say no man is an island, but Michael Richard Smith has been creating his own floating homes in Boston Harbour.

The coastguard and police are keeping an eye on the unconventional camper, who ties his canoe to small offshore docks and pitches his tent to sleep at night.

Mr Smith, 49, said he has been paddling metropolitan Boston waters and bunking in his canoe since October.


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