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

Afternoon Jam

Jen Gennari and John Schlag recently dropped into Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael to hear their Issaquah Dock neighbor Edo Castro Woodhouse perform. Edo joined Michael LaMacchia and other musicians for a set of instrumental spins on Grateful Dead tunes and other original arrangements. Edo played a custom 7-string bass... Read more

Lagoon Wedding

Michele Affronte and Keith Shaw of Liberty Dock were married earlier this year in an intimate ceremony on the Brittany Coast of France. But they decided to stage a second ceremony in the Waldo Point lagoon, to share their happiness with friends and neighbors. On September 29 they repeated their... Read more

Fair Winds to Stuart Riddell

Stuart Edward Riddell, accomplished sailor/skipper, world traveler, marine surveyor, and published author, passed away on September 24th, 2018, surrounded by his beloved family. Stuart’s story began on April 15, 1929, on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He was the only child of Edward Alec Riddell and Mary Stuart Cameron. Following his parents’... Read more

Dock Party Season is Here

On June 22, Issaquah neighbors and friends gathered to welcome back dock alums Emily and Stuart Riddell. Having moved to Southern California, the Riddells traveled back up here for an annual bluegrass bash at Grass (where else?) Valley. Over on East Pier two days later, they didn’t even need a... 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

From a Log Cabin to The Victorian

MJ Roberts and Jerry Evans of Issaquah Dock are both accomplished creative professionals as well as long time professors. Just like many of us, they started with a funky pied a terre floating home on Main Dock, and then moved to The Log Cabin (on Issaquah) before landing their perfect boat, The... Read more

Fri Feb 16 – A Tribute to Larry Moyer

The final in the Sausalito Library’s series 2018 Sausalito Documentary Films: A Tribute to Larry Moyer – Friday February 16 at 7pm inside the Sausalito Library. Larry Moyer was a fixture on the Sausalito waterfront for more than forty years. An artist, filmmaker, photographer, raconteur, and close friend of Shel Silverstein, Larry... Read more

Sausalito Waterfront Poet Reads at the Library

Moondrifter Reverie — Please join us in the City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading by Sausalito waterfront poet Keith Emmons, author of the new poetry collection Moondrifter Reverie. A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Keith lived for ten years in the Waldo... Read more

East Pier Adventurer

The newest world class mariner among our floating homes community is Lia Ditton. Originally from England, she has sailed 150,000 nautical miles, an equivalent of 8 laps around the globe! Her newest adventure involves rowing in a 21’ ocean rower from Japan to San Francisco. This 5,500-nautical-mile run, over 6 months, will... Read more