A half century ago Seattle had more than 2,000 houseboats. Today only about 500 remain. Over the decades the houseboat community has struggled to stay afloat as a result of policy changes, higher moorage fees and evictions. Local historian Knute "The Mossback" Berger says, "There's been a long tradition of accepting houseboats and then periodically deciding, well, this is a bad idea." On this episode of SoundQs we explore the history of houseboats and look at what makes this community so unique.
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