Six years ago, Michael Sullivan lived in a comfortable brownstone in Boston’s South End. It was a nice place to rent, but he was pushing 30 and wanted a home of his own.
He took a second job, bartending on weekends, but most Boston homes remained out of his price range, and he didn’t want to live in the suburbs. He had given up when, browsing Craigslist, he saw an ad for a 65-foot houseboat in Charlestown.
“It was unbelievable,” he said.
Now, he fears he may lose it all. As legal wrangling intensifies between the state and the marina’s owner over decaying piers, boat owners have become pawns in a fight they did not choose, and many believe they will soon be evicted. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Nikita Lalwani can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.