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An open source group of free spirits travel the Ohio River on a boat made of junk presenting a free show... Bigfoot: The Musical

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Every year we build sturdy oceangoing boats made of trash, pick a destination and just do it. Trips in the past have included 750 miles of the Mississippi River, 300 miles of the Hudson, traversing the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Venice, and a stint on the Ganges.

This year we've selected the largest and most populated river in America, the Ohio River, for the summer's trek. We built an amazing boat out of old books and pianos, reclaimed lumber, and a two-story pedal-powered Ferris Wheel. We are bringing a production of Bigfoot: the Musical, free to audiences on the river.

This is a possibility engine, only made possible by co-conspirators such as you. Watch the video for details.

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