3. Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge

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Currently situated in Red Hook, the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge is located in the Lehigh Valley Barge No. 79, built in 1914. The barge was acquired by David Sharps, a former circus performer, for $1 whereupon he rescued it from the mud flats near the George Washington Bridge. Today, it’s the only barge of its kind still on the water and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sharps has lived in the cabins down below since 1994, and uses the space as a museum and performance space.