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

Gary Appleton Dies

Gary Appleton, longtime resident of the Appleton Ark near the new Van Damme Dock, passed away in July. Gary moved to Sausalito from the Monterey Peninsula in 1959 and established his career as a commercial painter. But his true passion was his home in Waldo Point. Originally a pile driver... Read more

Galilee Maritime Day August 4

The annual free celebration at Galilee Harbor takes place on Saturday, August 4 in the area at the foot of Napa Street. From 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the day will feature exhibits of historic vessels, boat rides, dinghy races and a marine flea market. If you have marine items... Read more

Flashback to the Vallejo

In 1969, Jim Gibbons dropped out of college and headed west, ending up in Sausalito, where he joined other dropouts living free on the water during the 1970s era of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.” Now he has written a book about his adventures, in Sausalito and elsewhere, entitled... Read more