AI & The Ocean at Spaulding June 22

Learn about translating the language of whales, mapping the genome of phytoplankton with neuroscientists, and creating public art from environmental data at Spaulding Marine Center this Saturday. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the program will include a wide array of talent: Peter Molnar, founder and expedition leader of The...

Entertainment All Afternoon at DITP

Attendees at the May 19 FHA Day in the Park were entertained all afternoon by a variety of performers, including: The Nother Mother Brothers:  Stephen Ehret and Hines, original material and selected cover songs Jack Justice and the Jims: Jim Justice, Jim Rettew and friends Dance performance by GeeGee, Choreographer of...

Check Out Boatload of Books

If you’re searching for that perfect summer read, look no further than the Boatload of Books column in the Floating Times. Curator Jen Gennari has updated the listings and included links for how to find these books by or about floating home residents. Great gift ideas, too!

Public Input Needed for Flood Planning

In March, we reported on plans to decrease flooding in and around Marin City which seemed to overlook erosion under Gate 6 ½ homes caused by the outflow from a detention pond between the Gateway Center and Highway 101. Since that time, residents have met with officials of the county...

Don’t Feed the Geese

West Pier dock rep Tristan Thomas passes along a reminder that humans feeding geese and other waterfowl can have unintended negative consequences. Says Tristan: “Before reaching for that loaf of bread and soaking in that joy and excitement of feeding the fowl, remember that over feeding results in more poop...

A Boatload of Books

So many creative people live on the docks! We’ve gathered a list of publications by current and former residents as well as select books about our floating homes. Links are provided; read on to know more about houseboat history and your imaginative neighbors. Fiction A Small Black Ether, Jim Woessner....

Two Private Tours in One Day

On May 19, as crowds on the lawn at Van Damme Park enjoyed Day in the Park, the FHA’s tour committee had the inaugural run of its new format for group tours. Two groups of about a dozen each were led off to see what our unique lifestyle has to...

Thanks and Congratulations for DITP

The FHA’s May 19 Day in the Park was a success thanks to the talents and energy of dozens of volunteers, sponsors, vendors, local officials and contest competitors. Denise Kendall and her chihuahua Cookie won the pet costume contest. The tiny horses provided by Ken Coren (Baby, Zeek, and Zoey)...

Farmers Market Returns to Sausalito

The Sausalito Recreation Department has partnered with the organizer of the weekend markets at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur to bring a certified farmer’s market back to Sausalito’s Dunphy Park. From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Sunday, fresh produce, artisanal products, and delicious treats will be available for purchase,...

June King Tides Return

As we approach the summer solstice, the combination of lunar phase and the solar aphelion (when earth is most distant from the sun) generate especially high tides. Tides that exceed 6.5′ can cause flooding on Gate 5 Road in Sausalito, in low-lying areas of Marin City and in some floating...