Sunny, Fun Day in the Park

The FHA Day in the Park was sunny and nearly windless, attracting about 90 people out for a beautiful Sunday afternoon of soup, music, and conversation. Davey Jones, Shoshana and Maria Finn started cooking up two large pots of soup at 10 a.m., and the aroma of lentil, ham and... Read more

A Load Off Our Hands

Our community is a half-ton lighter after the FHA-sponsored e-waste collection day on October 13. That’s how much electronic junk was collected by the Conservation Corps North Bay for recycling. All those old computer parts, TVs, and household appliances will now be kept out of the landfill. The Conservation Corps... 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

You’re Invited: FHA Day in the Park is Oct 21

The award-winning landscape around the new Waldo Point Harbor Park has inspired the Floating Homes Association to throw a party! Join us for FHA Day in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The free and family-friendly party will feature live music by talented residents, including... Read more

Final Gates Co-op Moves and New Park

People with dogs, parents with strollers, kids on bikes, and tourists are loving the new park at Waldo Point Harbor. Benches abound for people to sit, and clear signs saying “Public Shore Access” indicate the public parking spaces. Standing on the new viewing pier off the park, it’s easy to... Read more

When will the WPH Construction End?

The Waldo Point Harbor Reconfiguration is in the final stages, according to Dan Hughes, WPH project manager. The crew will start back to work in late spring with prepping the park site, which is now the old Gates Coop parking area. In June, when the permit allows, they will begin the in-water... Read more

Like a Cat – the 9 Lives of the Charles Van Damme

  From co-director of the Charles Van Damme Ferry Project, Judyth Greenburgh: We have many plans for 2017. Please come to our next Steering Crew Meeting. We are looking to create an official board – secretary, chair, treasurer, grant writer / fundraiser etc. Please invite anyone you think would be... Read more

Van Damme Turns 100 in Style

Over 100 pirates, wharf rats, and nostalgia buffs gathered at the Sausalito Seahorse on November 18 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the ferryboat Charles Van Damme, and to support efforts to restore the old ship’s paddlewheel and smokestack. The colorful crowd danced to live music by Fiver Brown, Jerry... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – September and October 2016

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 September and October 2016 Board Meetings: Chris Clark (a relative of Charles Van Damme) discussed the project to save artifacts from the old ferry. Marin County... Read more