Bri Hurley: 2/15/1964 –12/24/2018

Bri, a longtime resident of the waterfront community, passed away on Christmas eve after a long battle with cancer. She was private, strong and brave throughout her life, with unique grace and energy, and she died as she lived, with dignity and reserve. She was a fantastic photographer and published... Read more

Michael Labate is New FHA President

Michael Labate was elected President of the Floating Homes Association Board at its January 8 meeting. Michael and his family were long term residents of the Gates Co-op until they moved to a new home on A Dock as part of the Waldo Point Harbor configuration. Taylor Ray of Liberty... 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

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

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

Davey Jones’ Boat Moves!

Shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday morning Davey Jones’ boat made the move from the old Gates Co-op area to Main Dock. His floating home was right at the end of the (new) viewing pier. Two others still to be moved, 2 more under construction, and a few for which we... 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