Get CERTified

Learn how to cope with emergencies affecting our community. The life you save may be your own… or your neighbor’s. Get Ready Marin is offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at two nearby locations in April: Mill Valley: Thursday, April 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. plus two Saturdays: April 6 and 13,... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – Mar 2019

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 MARCH BOARD MEETING: During the Open Forum portion of the meeting, Christina Leimer from East Pier proposed that the FHA sponsor a peace pole... Read more

Tom Dugan Passes Away

Long time floating homes resident Tom Dugan passed away March 15—two days before St. Patrick’s Day. Tom and his wife Blaise moved to Gate 6 ½ from A Dock in 1997. He loved the view from their south-facing deck, except for a line of unsightly debris along the shore which... Read more

Spotlight on Floating Homes

The blog Neighborhoods.com has published a spotlight on Sausalito that begins with a visit to the floating homes. The post tells how our community evolved from the postwar era of “quirky, colorful houseboats” while keeping its “eccentric coastal charm.” “Over 400 houseboats in Sausalito’s Richardson Bay Marina are home to long-term... Read more

Julie and Her Fairy Tale

Pinwheels, flowers, and glass orbs decorate the porch of the little storybook lifeboat house at the head of West Pier called the Fairy Tale. Inside you’ll find Julie Durbin, her 15-year-old cats Lao Xu and Gilligan, and Chinese lanterns and masks. Somewhere in the curves, crooks and slopes there must... Read more

Getting Involved in 2019

Community involvement was the theme of this year’s Floating Homes Association Annual Membership Meeting. A capacity crowd gathered in the Bay Model meeting hall to hear new FHA President Michael Labate and VP Taylor Ray announce that 2019 is the year of participation in FHA activities. Taylor presented a slide... Read more

2018 Financial Report

At the Annual Meeting, FHA Treasurer Teddie Hathaway presented a statement of FHA finances as of the end of last year, shown below. The Association met its 2018 budget, which called for a loss as we did not have the Annual Tour. We will be having a Tour in 2019... Read more

Those Darn (Federally Protected) Geese

It’s nearly spring: the daffodils are in bloom and the wildfowl have returned to the docks to feather their nests for new clutches of goslings and ducklings. Avoid engaging in a stare-down with the geese, give them a wide berth and don’t blame them for taking such a liking to... Read more

The Houseboat War That Didn’t Happen

In the midst of the Houseboat Wars of the mid-70s, when boat dwellers were laying down in front of bulldozers to stop a developer from destroying their community, one group of citizens chose to envision and work towards what they wanted, rather than fight what they didn’t want. The result... Read more