Solar-Powered Rolling On The River

Posted by SI Staff on September 17, 2007 No Comments
Categories : Projects & Contracts

Canadian musician James Gordon loves solar power so much that he wants to sing. Which, in fact, is what he is planning to do next summer in a series of waterfront concerts aboard his solar-equipped houseboat.

According to an article in the Guelph Mercury, an Ontario daily newspaper, Gordon is combining his skills as a singer/songerwriter with his enthusiasm for alternative energy to create a musical tribute to life off-the-grid. Gordon has announced plans to navigate his 25-foot-long solar-powered wooden houseboat, The Eramosa Belle, along the Trent-Severn Waterway, a Canadian canal system, during summer 2008. Along the route, Gordon will hold waterfront concerts from the 8-by-10 foot stage on his houseboat.

Gordon told the Guelph Mercury: ‘It's been my dream to build a boat that's environmentally friendly.’ Gordon is also cites riparian influences as a creative driving force, with a recently produced CD featuring songs about 13 of Ontario's rivers.

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