RBRA Explores Anchor-Out Solutions

On Thursday, March 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) had its monthly meeting at Tiburon Town Hall. The meeting was highly anticipated because of two recent requirements laid down from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Those requirements were 1) the RBRA was to remove from Richardson’s Bay... Read more

The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles... Read more

The Roiling Sea

Sea level is not level at all. Just as the surface of the earth is not flat, the surface of the ocean is not flat. Because the earth rotates to the east and because the ocean responds slowly to the rotation* and the surface of the sea piles up along... Read more

Predicting Abnormally High-Water Events

As described previously, tide tables are merely estimates calculated by averaging the highs and lows for the last ten years and projecting them forward for the coming year(s). During periods of rain, tide tables must be adjusted to higher levels than forecast. Here is a high water level forecasting tool... Read more

Understanding Tides and Water Levels in the Bay

Sooner or later everyone who lives on the water acquires a tide chart thinking that it will forecast the tides. After a while, we realize that it doesn’t. The timing of the tides can be accurately determined from the relative locations of the moon and sun and their gravitational pull... Read more

Understanding Our Local Microclimate

Every day for the first ten days after I moved to the Yellow Ferry Harbor in mid-May 1978 I woke to sunshine and hot days. I felt like I was in summertime heaven! But that lasted for only two weeks when I woke to find a blanket of fog that... Read more

Richardson Bay in the News – Again

Gate 6 ½ resident Claudia Cowan, a reporter for Fox News, has posted an update to the anchor-out situation off our shores. And writer Sharon McDonnell, who attended our September 14 open homes tour, recorded some very favorable impressions of our community for Roadtrippers Magazine. Her piece includes some gorgeous... Read more

A Stone Sat Still – Oct 3 & 5

In our hurry hurry world, Brendan Wenzel gives us a beautiful opportunity to slow down. A Stone Sat Still is the story of an ordinary rock, one that we might not give a second glance. But to the animals that use it, it’s a resting place, a kitchen, a safe... Read more

Coastal Cleanup 2019: Butts Still Worst Offender

Twenty people filled more than 19 bags of trash and recycling along our shoreline from Kappas Green to Commodore on Coastal Cleanup Day 2019. Among the unusual items found were goggles, a stinky cooler, a rusted bicycle, candles, and three license plates. The group gathered approximately 175 pounds of trash.... Read more