This story made its way to us in as serendipitous a way as that of the journey of the traveling house. Jim Hyde, who is now the groundskeeper of the house, thought it was time for an update after reading the original story in Port Soundings Magazine (the print magazine produced by the Port of Stockton up until about 1990). He went online and did a search for “Soundings Magazine” and soundingsmag.net came up. He then emailed editor Rich Turner who of course thought it was a wonderful story. And it is. And we thank Jim for the suggestion.House boats are a common sight on the Delta, from plain and simple to ornate and expensive. But have you ever seen a house ON a boat? Join us as we journey back in time and learn the story of the Victorian house that took an incredible journey on the back of a barge to its new home in the farmlands north of Tracy.
Cyndy Green has been intrigued by news since she got a toy printing press as a six year old. She switched to visual story telling at the age of 12 with her first still camera and moved to broadcasting after an internship in 1974. After 28 years in broadcast news and another 8 teaching broadcasting, she still can’t live without a camera in hand and an editing computer nearby, so in retirement she continues creating visual stories.
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