Law vs. Reality at Waldo Point

For more than a century, law and reality didn’t correspond at Waldo Point: what the law said should be there wasn’t in fact what was there. The past fifty years witnessed a seesawing and at times even violent struggle to bring law and reality into harmony. Charles Bush, former attorney... Read more

Joe Tate: Mischief & Music

Every Monday night, you can find Joe Tate and the Blue Monday Band jamming at the Sausalito Cruising Club. If you haven’t seen him there, maybe you’ve caught his escapades in the videos The Houseboat Wars or Last Free Ride. Joe’s one of the founders of the Sausalito floating homes... Read more

The Sinking of the Red Barge

  WHO: Charles Bush WHAT: Reads from his novel Houseboat Wars WHERE: Sausalito Library WHEN: July 9 at 7:00 p.m. Charles Bush is a former attorney who represented the waterfront dwellers during the County’s attempts to evict them in the 70s. He’s now written a novel based on those events,... 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

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

Vallejo Exhbition at Bolinas Museum

The Bolinas Museum is presenting an exhibit entitled “Ship of Dreams: Artists, Poets, and Visionaries of the S.S. Vallejo (1949 – 1969).” This is the same exhibit that appeared at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Arts last April. On Saturday, February 16 Betsy Stroman, the author of “The Art and... 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

Ted Eitelbuss (1941 – 2018)

Ted Eitelbuss passed peacefully on Thursday Aug. 16 at 7:21 a.m. at the age of 77. He was preceded by Elinore and Edward, his mother and father, and his sons Ira and Dutch. He is survived by his loving wife Jenny, his sons Joe, Ted Jr, Luke, and Tate, and... Read more

Friends Gather to Remember Ted

Friends and neighbors gathered at the new WPH park, from Howard Myers, who had known Ted since 1970, to newcomers including Mark Sommers, all grateful for Ted’s smiling presence and service. All are welcome to a memorial for Ted at Fernwood in Mill Valley this Thurs Aug. 23, from 2-3... Read more