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  • noun Plural form of houseboater.


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  • The new rules would split the length of the river into six zones; every 14 days owners would have to move zones to avoid daily charges that could increase to £7,000 the cost of staying very close to one part of the river In shadow of Olympics, houseboaters fear they are being 'socially cleansed', 10 March, page 3.

    Corrections and clarifications

  • We would need to address these issues with or without the Olympics In shadow of Olympics, houseboaters fear they are being socially cleansed, 10 March.

    Letters: Tales from the Olympic towpath

  • If the lake doesn't rise to fill the Cut by June 15, the resort will give houseboaters a free day on the lake and a $200 fuel credit to those who return their boats after June 15.

    Make Mother's Day

  • He valiantly slew the snake, the whole six inches of it, and hastening forward found those more progressive houseboaters safely ensconced in the shore-boat.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • But now the houseboaters upon Gadabout were becoming fearful lest Dame

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • In the absorbing process of putting space between the bull and the houseboaters, the restlessness of the Commodore's knees was really an advantage.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • As the city pondered other limits, houseboaters on Lake Union and Portage Bay grew increasingly nervous that they would be "regulated off the lake."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • A bill pending in the Legislature would exempt Seattle houseboats from state shoreline regulations and give houseboaters more rights when leasing state-owned land.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • This week, the city of Seattle released its latest proposed shoreline rules, which turned out not to be the draconian regulations houseboaters had feared.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • In the 1970s, the Van Damme became the social and cultural hub for the freewheeling houseboaters and anchor-outs, who were then fighting a battle against Marin County authorities in what became known as "The Richardson Bay Houseboat Wars."

    a photo a day - photos by Donald Kinney


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