Donna Lunsford: Outing the Dinghy Dame

If you’ve been in the floating homes community for more than three years, you’ve probably read the Dinghy Dame’s resident profiles called Water You Doing Here? For 20 years, Donna Lunsford wrote those profiles. “The Dinghy Dame was a lot of fun to write,” she tells me with a smile.... Read more

Paella Plus on Liberty Dock

Julie and Rick DiNapoli treated their Liberty Dock neighbors to a paella party last month before the float-in screening of the documentary, Ghost Fleet. Their dockmate (director and producer) Shannon Service, and other members of the film crew, attended the screening. Ghost Fleet is the tale of an amazing woman who... Read more

Sausalito Village Art Show Opens Nov 3

The 7th Annual Sausalito Village Art Exhibit opens on Sunday, November 3 at the Sausalito Library. An opening reception will be held that evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The public is invited to help celebrate the artists and authors of Sausalito Village. Libations and appetizers will be served, and The... Read more

Glorious Party in the Park

The second annual FHA-sponsored Party in the Park was again blessed by perfect weather, drawing about 100 people to the award-winning park in Waldo Point Harbor. This year, following our recent power outage, the concentration was on Floating Life, with booths devoted to emergency preparedness, line tying and other tips... Read more

Larry Clinton:  The Man Who Knows Sausalito’s Secrets

When you’ve been organizing the floating homes tour for 33 years, been President of the Floating Homes Association and the Sausalito Historical Society, and a long-time Editor of the Floating Times, you’re plugged in. That’s Larry Clinton. He’s got the lowdown on the people and goings-on around town, some of... Read more

Norman Carlin Memorial Sept 28

Norman Carlin, long term Liberty Dock resident known for decades as Norman the Plumber, died on September 4. His son Joey reported: “While having dinner with his girlfriend and another friend he was short of breath and he collapsed; he most likely had a heart attack. He was taken to... Read more

 Donna Bragg: Persistence, Patience & Pitching In

The first time I saw Donna Bragg was in the documentary Houseboat Wars—a film about our community’s hippie beginnings and residents’ struggle to continue living on the water. She’s being interviewed sitting in a cushioned lawn chair, the bay behind her, wearing dark sunglasses, her long black hair parted in... 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

Jay Lalezari: Poet’s Soul, Healer’s Heart and Hands

Even though Jay Lalezari’s floating home at 19 Yellow Ferry Harbor isn’t on the main walkway, it’s difficult to miss. It’s a three-story with a huge squid on the side. There are butterflies, a mermaid and progressive political signs too. Tourists often stop to take pictures, and Jay sometimes invites... Read more

Let’s Hear it For Silent Disco

The latest craze among the jet(ty) set is silent disco, with revelers dancing to music only they can hear, via wireless headphones. It all started as a birthday celebration in May for Pamela Adams of Issaquah. About 50 people from various docks showed up in the new Waldo Point Harbor... Read more