Wilford Welch at Sausalito Book Passage

On January 31, the Sausalito Book Passage store will host a reading from In Our Hands – Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis. The book, by longtime East Pier Resident Wilford Welch, offers an easy to understand primer on global warming and specific actions each of us can... 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

Big Doings on East Pier

Friday Nov 17 there was much to watch on East Pier as TJ Nelsen drove two new pilings behind No 2—that’s the one that started to float away from the dock at 5 a.m. one stormy morning last winter. Read more

East Pier Adventurer

The newest world class mariner among our floating homes community is Lia Ditton. Originally from England, she has sailed 150,000 nautical miles, an equivalent of 8 laps around the globe! Her newest adventure involves rowing in a 21’ ocean rower from Japan to San Francisco. This 5,500-nautical-mile run, over 6 months, will... Read more

New Shopping Carts from FHA

  If you’ve seen some new shopping carts on your dock recently, that’s because the Floating Homes Association has purchased 40 new and refurbished carts for use by residents. FHA Vice President Flo Hoylman arranged for the carts to be delivered to pick up points near East Pier and Liberty... Read more

Embracing Sea Level Rise

What’s not to like about a beautiful photo, with the sky reflected back in a rippling pool of water? We put up with the king tides of winter, and some of us (East Pier and Gate 6 1/2, the further end of A Dock parking where 2 or 3 spots... Read more

Duck, Duck, Goose – Which is Cuter?

In our own version of “Which is cuter: puppies or kittens?” I’d have to say that the duckies have it over the goslings, at least on the first day out of the nest. A second clutch of ducklings recently hatched over at South 40. Must be something about that giant... Read more

Wild Oyster Project – Volunteers Needed

  A history of the San Francisco Bay could be told through the story of oysters. Native oysters were once in abundance, and their shells—found in the middens of Native Americans—date back to about 7,000 years ago. In the 1850’s people began bringing Olympia oysters to the Bay, from Puget... Read more

Epic Fishing Day!

Bill Finn Hooks a Sturgeon — May 3 2017 | video by Court Mast We met behind my house on West Pier at 7am on Wednesday, May 3. East Pier neighbor Bill Finn climbed into my 13-foot Boston Whaler and we headed out on glassy water—past Strawberry, around Tiburon, under... Read more