As it turns out, there are boat people and then there are BOAT PEOPLE.
It’s not uncommon in Southeast Alaska for people to live aboard boats, for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s convenient — finding the floating housing, not necessarily the upkeep — and sometimes it’s financial. Sometimes there’s a certain perceived romance ascribed to life aboard a boat.
“I definitely had a vogue version of what living on a sailboat was like,” Trista Crass said, “Lots of turtlenecks, white wine and good teeth.”