Lia Reaches Hawaii – in Record Time!

Lia Ditton, who lived on East Pier a few years ago, has set a world record for a woman rowing solo from San Francisco to Honolulu; she covered the distance in 86 days, 10 hours, 5 minutes and 56 seconds. The previous women’s record had been 99 days. As the...

Music Continues in WPH Lagoon

In the accompanying photo, Victoria Colella and Michele Affronte kick back while listening to music off the deck of Wolf Island at the end of Main Dock. Next up: Joe Tate and the Hippie Voices at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. If you plan to attend, please remember all...

Ubuntu Coffee by Mail

The Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative was founded in in 2012 by longtime floating homes resident Ted Levit and two friends. The worker-owned cooperative grew from a desire to market organic, fair trade coffee in a work environment that respects the rights and dignity of all who work to produce it. Ubuntu’s...

Mrs. T. Carves a Path

Elizabeth Terwilliger, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 97, was a remarkable woman in many ways. A recent Marinscope profile noted that Mrs. T., as she was lovingly known, was a descendant of Kit Carson, Daniel Boone and James Fenimore Cooper, and “a modern-day trailblazer in the...

Dock Residents Join Marin City Protest

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, on top of four hundred years of systemic racism, has sparked global protests against police brutality. Marin activists have organized Black Lives Matter demonstrations throughout the county. On June, 2 at least 1,000 people gathered peacefully in the Marin City...

South 40 Knighthood

South 40 resident Michael van Walt has been knighted by the Dutch government for exceptional service to society with a global impact. On the occasion of the birthday of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, a national holiday, Michael was awarded the rarely bestowed royal distinction of Commander in...

Yellow Ferry Resident Takes on Covid-19

Dr. Jay Lalezari lives at Yellow Ferry Harbor. You might see him walking his dog Kaya on the nearby spit, dancing at Silent Disco, or unloading his dusty van post Burning Man. He’s not your typical doctor and you won’t find him with a stethoscope. Rather, he’s been on the...

Janet Thuesen Moves North

Sixteen-year Main Dock resident Janet Thuesen has moved to Washington State to reside near one of her daughters. Janet, who describes herself as a flag-waving Dane, filled her bright and airy floating home with Danish heirlooms, figurines and furnishings, including the sign from her parents’ Danish bakery in the Midwest....

Main Dock Loses Pacifico Samonte

Long time Main Dock resident Pacifico Samonte passed away in mid-April in his floating home. The popular guitarist had been suffering from esophageal cancer. His partner, Cameron Duncan, reported, “Pac was breathing very quietly and peacefully all night as I held his hand. It was quite a surprise to see...