Local Nonprofits Benefit from FHA Tour

The Floating Homes Association has presented checks totaling $5220 to the two nonprofits which have helped with our Open Homes tour for many years. Between them, Sausalito Village and the Friends of the Marin City Library have turned out over half of the 200+ volunteers needed to put on our... Read more

A Look Back – Our Favorite Posts of 2017

As we close out 2017, we take a look back at some of our favorite posts. To read a post, click the link/story title. Over the first month of 2018 we’ll publish our picks of more 2017 posts worth taking a 2nd look at: Dock and Community News, Environmental, Emergency Preparedness... Read more

Celebration & War–A New Book by Bruce Forrester

In his new book “Celebration & War—The Sausalito Houseboat Community in the 1970s,” photographer Bruce Forrester recalls that era as “a place of creativity and high energy with theater, art, boat building, music and more… Every occasion was a cause for a celebration. Then came development that threatened this freewheeling... Read more

Floating Home Market Update

The Secret is Out With the near completion of the multiple-year (decade?) Waldo Point Harbor redevelopment of the sea wall, parking lots, entry buildings and now the park along Bridgeway, many residents feel that the outward-facing image of the floating homes community is beginning to match the beauty and attractiveness... Read more

There’s No Place Like (a Floating) Home for the Holidays

Holiday celebrations take many forms on the waterfront. Blaze Nash transported carolers around the Waldo Point Lagoon on her little red tugboat Otto. Gate 6 1/2 and Issaquah staged progressive potlucks with entrees provided by the Floating Homes Association; Issaquah partiers were encouraged to wear Christmas sweaters: ugly, festive, fun,... Read more

Brigade Lights Up Sausalito–Marin City Tunnel

Saturday Dec 16, as winter light gave over to darkness, two bands of civic-minded citizens met and merged in the pedestrian tunnel connecting Marin City to Sausalito. On any given day the walkway beneath Highway 101 is a dimly lit—if not threatening—passageway. The 5’2″ high metal bars that run the length... Read more

Revised Plans for Marin Theater Approved

The reopening of the Marin Theater at 101 Caledonia Street continues to move forward after revised plans for the project were approved by the Planning Commission on Wednesday, December 6. The revised plans call for minor modifications to the previously approved remodel of the building’s exterior. The two previously-approved 45-seat theater... Read more

The Harbor Seal and the Great Blue Heron

The Harbor Seal and the Great Blue Heron — a poem and photos by Chris Tellis, Yellow Ferry Harbor — On a grey-green boat on a blue-green bay A brown harbor seal considered his day. Perhaps a short swim, then a nap in the sun He hauled out with ease,... Read more

Holiday Tugboat Caroling – You’re Invited

YOU’RE INVITED!  What?      Holiday Tugboat Caroling Where?    Upon the Waters of Our Floating Neighborhood* When?      Monday Dec 11  (Weather Permitting) and/or Wednesday Dec 13   (Weather Permitting)  Time?       Between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.—Locations depend on tide and access to floating homes How?        You come to the Window or... Read more