Holiday Tugboat Caroling – Dec 3 [not Dec 4!!!]

UPDATE—Due to potential rain the date of Tugboat Caroling is changed from Tuesday Dec 4th to Monday Night Dec 3rd…. What? Holiday Tugboat Caroling Where? Upon the Waters of Our Floating Neighborhood When? MONDAY DECEMBER 3rd — 6:30pm – 10pm —Liberty, Main, South 40, Gates, Issaquah, Yellow Ferry, etc.— How?... Read more

Rachelle on SFGate

Rachelle Dorris has lived on floating homes since the 90s, and as an agent for Coldwell Banker, she has plenty of knowledge about waterfront living. So, it’s not surprising that she was recently interviewed by SFGate.com, in a piece entitled “A life by the tides: What it’s really like living... Read more

Another Community Icon Passes

Michael Petersen, who lived and worked in the floating homes community for nearly half a century, succumbed to leukemia last week. After chemotherapy treatments, he had a brief remission, and was seen working on the docks, walking with the aid of hiking poles. As Issaquah resident Mickey Allison recalled recently,... Read more

Jack Schwaner Passes Away

Long time Co-op resident Jack Schwaner, known as Jack the Welder, recently succumbed to a heart attack. As the Dinghy Dame wrote about Jack in the Floating Times back in 2013: “Jack was born in a tiny town in west Nebraska on the Wyoming border. He led a pretty sheltered... Read more

Dramatic Sea Lion Rescue on East Pier

Terri Thomas of East Pier describes how her dog, Thoreau, first spotted a California sea lion in trouble (on Tuesday Oct 16) along with the rescue by The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC) and the eventual naming of the juvenile sea lion, Walden: “Thoreau saw Walden first (ha!). I was sitting... Read more

Art Show Opens October 21

Long-time East Pier resident Michele J. Harris is having an art exhibit at Marin Humane in Novato. The exhibit, “The Adventures of Rocket the Cow-Cat & Harley,” depicts a fantastical world inhabited by Rocket, Michele’s 21-year-old cat and Harley the lovable Chihuahua side-kick. From camping in the woods with Big... Read more

Lagoon Wedding

Michele Affronte and Keith Shaw of Liberty Dock were married earlier this year in an intimate ceremony on the Brittany Coast of France. But they decided to stage a second ceremony in the Waldo Point lagoon, to share their happiness with friends and neighbors. On September 29 they repeated their... Read more

Fair Winds to Stuart Riddell

Stuart Edward Riddell, accomplished sailor/skipper, world traveler, marine surveyor, and published author, passed away on September 24th, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. Stuart’s story began on April 15, 1929, on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He was the only child of Edward Alec Riddell and Mary Stuart Cameron. Following his parents’... Read more

Revived Artists@Issaquah Art Show and Sale a Big Success

On Saturday, September 8, somewhere between 375 and 400 visitors enjoyed the work of 17 artists in ten open homes during the Artists@Issaquah exhibition. The weather cooperated and people were wowed by our waterfront lifestyle and the creative artwork. After a five-year hiatus, organizers John Schlag and Jennifer Gennari rebooted... Read more

Co-op Changes and Open Views

The lagoon is looking different these days. The last vestiges of the Gates Co-op moved in late summer. Since then TJ Nelsen and Claus Koestel have been overseeing the removal of the old pilings, a requirement of BCDC. Walking out the viewing pier at the new Waldo Point Harbor park gives... Read more