I am a member of the Swimming Cities art collective and traveled 500 miles down the Ganges River from Farrukhabad to Varanasi on a motorcycle powered boat. My involvement was primarily in India where I managed part of the final construction of the boats. On the river, I was second in command of the Mary O, one of the five boats. Read about our preparations in The New Yorker.

Video by Benjamin Mortimer

This video of two of the boats navigating under a bridge will give you an idea of what it was like to navigate the Ganges on pontoon boats.