29 Aug '11, 3am

Artist Circumnavigates Long Island In Handmade Rowboat

Artist Circumnavigates Long Island In Handmade Rowboat

Since 2005, Brooklyn based artist Marie Lorenz has explored NYC's waterways in her handcrafted rowboat made out of plywood. What initially started as a project called the Tide and Current Taxi has evolved and expanded. With the Tide and Current Taxi, Lorenz would take guests, often random strangers like me, who found her via her website on aquatic taxi trips in her rowboat. Marie would propel the boat using only the tides and currents and some human powered rowing. The first season she took people on short trips, for example she took some commuters from their homes to their offices. In recent years she took people out for longer excursions that were more whimsical or based on specific destinations. This past August, Marie embarked on the journey of circumnavigating around Long Island in her rowboat. Guests joined her on various legs of her trip. I was fortunate to join her...

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