I have enjoyed your posts and responding to them. Most of my liveaboard years have been in Florida. I thought that the use of boats for low income housing was unique to Florida. Certainly, for my experience, it's more common in Florida. I'm not willing to describe my occassional neighbors as misfits, -they fit in quite well. They are the largest group of non-boaters living on boats in Florida. At one marina that I frequent, there are about eight single men, all living on hurricane salvaged boats with hot plates and a large supply of beer. They seem to be thriving. They are not of the scurrying about in the dark variety. Maybe those are the Northern type.
By the way, I was anchored in the upper Chesapeake two months ago and spent a couple of hours trying to raise my fowled anchor. I think I found your car! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew