The Water Table - Atlas Obscura

The Water Table

At Atlas Obscura we spend our days searching out hidden wonders throughout the world. Sometimes we find amazing places right in front of us. For Project Re-Use, we teamed up with Cadillac to explore some incredible spaces that were rescued from disrepair and interview the people who gave these spaces new life.

Running a restaurant is hard. Maintaining a boat is hard. Sue Walsh and Kelli Farwell do both. They are the creators of “The Water Table,” a New England tavern on the water. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, they began searching for the perfect boat. After a long hunt, Kelli and Sue found the Revolution, a 62-foot, wooden-hulled mine sweeper working as a tour boat in Boston. After guiding her into a New York harbor on a stormy May evening in 2013, the pair began the process of turning this 70-year-old mine sweeper into a restaurant. 

I ask Sue and Kelli what made them want to take on such a herculean task, and find out how running a restaurant on an old mine sweeper has changed them. See the rest of the Project Re:Use videos here including a lost gem of NY architecture brought back to life, and a group of young designers using forgotten techniques. 

-Dylan, Co-Founder of Atlas Obscura

“This post is in partnership with Cadillac