Saving Travis Marina

“One of Marin’s best-kept-secret views of the Golden Gate Bridge is through the windows of an unassuming-looking building that sits behind the Discovery Museum on the shore of Horseshoe Cove at Fort Baker.” That’s how Marin Magazine described Travis Marina, home to the Presidio Yacht Club at Fort Baker. Presidio... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Feb 2020

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING: Treasurer Teddie Hathaway introduced a draft Budget for 2020 showing a substantial drop in cash on hand without an Open Homes... Read more

King Tides: Volunteers Check Bay Level

Drivers on Gate 5 Road splashed their wheels through salt water and people on the Mill Valley path were calf-deep during the high tides experienced around January’s and February’s full moons. Nuisance or sunny day flooding is routine, now. For the second year, the FHA environmental committee and a group of... Read more

Beware of Gift Card Scams

An email scam that swept through the FHA Board last year is back creeping around Southern Marin—in a slightly different form, but just as nasty. Last year several Board members got emails supposedly from President Michael Labate asking them to help out by purchasing gift cards. One alternate rep complied,... Read more

Culinary Champ on Gate 6 1/2

Samantha Gordon of Gate 6 ½ recently won $10,000 on the Food Network show Chopped. In each episode of Chopped, chefs face off to prepare a full day’s worth of meals. They’re under a time limit, and have to use all the ingredients the show provides them. At the end... Read more

Last King Tides of Winter Coming Soon

Tides of 6.5’ or more are predicted for February 7-9, with the highest tides on Friday and Saturday mornings. To determine the exact times of these high tides, check the interactive tide chart on the right side of this page; by clicking on the Day + button, you can advance... Read more

List of Service Providers Now Available

Carole Angermeir of East Pier and other dock reps have begun compiling a list of service providers referred by residents who have used them in the floating homes community. These providers include contractors, handymen, painters, electricians, plumbers, roofers, line tying, hull repair, hull inspection, house cleaners, upholsterers, refrigerator repairs, shower... Read more

Supervisor Sears to Highlight Feb 29 Annual Meeting

Kate Sears, who is retiring from the Marin County Board of Supervisors at the end of 2020, will be the featured speaker at the Floating Homes Association’s annual membership meeting and party. The February 29 event at the Bay Model starts with registration at 5:00 p.m.; the meeting begins at... Read more

The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles... Read more

Just Like Us – Only Opposite

Jarl Forsman of Issaquah Dock found a website that tells of a French village of upside-down boat houses. Equihen Plage is a fishing port and farming village on the English Channel coast. Back at the beginning of the 1900s, as many boats were abandoned on the shore, local fishermen used... Read more