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

Jim Woessner: Curious Boy, Imaginative Man

I’m wandering along Issaquah looking for the Box Poem when I see three people laughing, mugging for photos beside sculpted faces mounted on the pier railing. They’re in front of Box Poem. It’s Jim Woessner’s boat and he created the sculptures that are attracting attention. Opening the door, I step... Read more

Cheers to Tom Dugan

Neighbors from the floating homes community joined other friends of Tom Dugan for a traditional Irish wake on Memorial Day. Tom and his wife Blaise had lived on A Dock and Gate 6 ½ for many years until he passed away two days before St. Patrick’s Day after a long... Read more

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