An Epic Race: Transpac Results

Jiří Šenkyřík crossed the finish line first! Sailing three minutes short of 13 days, Jiří came in second overall (for corrected time) in the race from San Francisco to Hawaii. “When I radioed, the race committee and Bri met me in a small boat—it was a surprise to me to see my... Read more

Your State Government in Action

There are currently two bills being considered by the state government that you need to know about. They take slightly different approaches to the same thing, but at this point neither contain language that would specifically include floating homes. What you need to consider is this: do you want the... Read more

Hugh Lawrence Passes Away

Hugh G. Lawrence died on April 30 at his home on A Dock at age 89. A fourth generation Northern Californian, Hugh moved to A Dock when it was first built in 1978, in a redwood home he had designed and built on a surplus WWII sand barge. According to his... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – June 20, 2016

To keep everyone up to date on what the FHA Board has been doing, here’s a bullet list of the important and interesting things that happened at the June 20, 2016 Board Meeting: Members of the Point San Pablo floating homes community attended the meeting and asked questions about steps necessary to purchase their marina. Jim... Read more

Fire Safety

Gabe Woods of FireMaster is back to service & supply our fire extinguishers. The recharge fee is $15, or you can buy new fire extinguishers for $50. Saturday July 30—from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—at the foot of Issaquah. Fire extinguishers require routine care and maintenance. When used properly, a... Read more

Coincidence or Not? Humming Toadfish Are Back

Katy Boyd of East Pier reported, via Nextdoor Kappas Marina, and neighbor Brad Hathaway confirms, that the humming toadfish are indeed back. Could it be that recent 4th of July kazoo band activity has got these creatures in the mood? Or was it Neptune (Keith Shaw) reading from Toadfish Love,... Read more

Issy Goes Home

  On June 17th Issy was released into the Pacific Ocean, at Chimney Rock, alongside 11 other very plump and healthy harbor seals with whom Issy had been spending lots of time—at the Marine Mammal Center —these past 3 months. As I opened the crate to let him out, he... Read more

Tour Tix Selling Fast

  Nearly half of the 500 advance tickets being offered for our September 24 Open Homes Tour have already been sold—before we’ve even issued our first press release. Congratulations to JoAnn Dunaway for arranging for two busloads of folks from the Sacramento area, and to our social media pros, Windy... Read more