Katherine Boschetto:  Navigating Life’s Curves

“I should have been born at the beginning of the forties,” Katherine Boschetto says, smiling, when I ask about the black and white photos of dancers on her living room wall at 9 Issaquah. “Everything in my house is vintage, from the 30s, 40s and 50s.” In her bedroom, she... Read more

Life on the Water: Both Sides Now

It’s gone viral around here, so perhaps you’ve seen the New York Times article titled Living on the Water—Houseboats can be a more affordable way to live near a city center. Published on April 26, the article starts by describing how Aislyn Greene and Jeannie Cruz decided to buy a... Read more

Bruce Thomas: The Happy East Pier Buddha

Walk along East Pier and you’ll easily locate Bruce Thomas’ boat. The Happy East Pier Buddha collecting coins for Save the Bay marks the entrance. “When I make contributions, I sign them The Happy East Pier Buddha, so that’s how they address their thank you notes to me,” he laughs,... Read more

Elle Luna: Find & Follow Your Passion

A few months ago, a tiny set of deer antlers on a wall in a meditation drew artist and writer Elle Luna to her boat at 46 Issaquah. That same meditation acquainted her with her guardian angel, Tom, whom she subsequently met in real life. They just got engaged. Her... Read more

Meet Local Authors Apr 27

Book Passage by the Bay  is celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27 with a meet-and-greet featuring local authors. From 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Sausalito waterfront bookstore will serve wine plus sweet and savory treats to toast local authors, including Jen Gennari and Frank Ostaseski from Issaquah Dock. Other participating... Read more

Tom Dugan Passes Away

Long time floating homes resident Tom Dugan passed away March 15—two days before St. Patrick’s Day. Tom and his wife Blaise moved to Gate 6 ½ from A Dock in 1997. He loved the view from their south-facing deck, except for a line of unsightly debris along the shore which... Read more

Julie and Her Fairy Tale

Pinwheels, flowers, and glass orbs decorate the porch of the little storybook lifeboat house at the head of West Pier called the Fairy Tale. Inside you’ll find Julie Durbin, her 15-year-old cats Lao Xu and Gilligan, and Chinese lanterns and masks. Somewhere in the curves, crooks and slopes there must... Read more

Issaquah Dock History

Long-time Issaquah Dock resident and waterfront historian Annie Sutter has published a new book, “The History of Issaquah Dock.” In her introduction Annie says, “Issaquah Dock is just one of many little groupings of docks and piers and homes that make up today’s houseboat—or floating home—community at the north end... Read more

Women at the Helm Feb 15

Gate 6 ½ resident Helen Vandeman has produced a new documentary about five salty senior women in the Bay Area and Washington state who were pioneering mariners. Helen will host a showing at the film at the Sausalito Library on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. The women profiled include... Read more