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1905 photo of a houseboat on Lake Washington Great floating homes history from From MOHAI: "Houseboats have been popular in various parts of Seattle for many years. Plain and fancy summer houseboats showed up on Lake Washington soon after the opening of the Yesler cable car line in 1888. Both upper class and working class people lived in houseboats on Lake Union. There were speakeasy houseboats during Prohibition and working class houseboat dwellings on the Duwamish during the…

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How Houseboats Work

Houseboats aren't the most common place to live, but they're an interesting alternative. Learn about houseboat living, how houseboats float and more.

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