Ex-Eastpierian Published in International Magazine

Christina Leimer, who recently lived on East Pier and frequently contributed to the Floating Times, has a story coming out this month in BESIDE Magazine. Published in Montreal, BESIDE is a French/English print publication which is distributed biannually around the world. It nurtures a community of individuals “who can empower...

Bomb Cyclone Sinks Anchor–Outs

The October 24 bomb cyclone significantly impacted anchor-out vessels. According to USA Today, the recent low pressure phenomenon pulled deep tropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean, creating an atmospheric river that brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain on land and in Richardson’s Bay. Jim Malcolm, the new harbormaster for...

Guard Against Car Break-ins

Sausalito and neighboring communities such as ours have been hit by a rash of recent thefts from vehicles. You can do your part to reduce the likelihood of theft by taking the following precautions: Remove all valuables from your vehicle. Don’t leave any visible items inside your vehicle, including mobile...

The Godfather of the Waterfront

Donlon Arques is well known as the man who fostered Sausalito’s early houseboat community when he snapped up portions of the abandoned Marinship property and made them available to folks looking to live cheaply on the waterfront after World War II. But how did that come about? Arques was a...

FHA Board Meeting Notes — Oct 2021

Here are some of the items that were discussed or decided on at the October 12 FHA Board Meeting. More details will be reported later in the Floating Times FHA Administrative Coordinator Linda Sempliner is resigning since she and her husband Ted are moving out of state in November. Lisa...

Day in the Park Postponed Until Spring

Forecasts of heavy rains on Sunday have forced the FHA to postpone its Day in the Park celebration until spring.  Come one, come all—the Floating Homes Association (FHA) free Day in the Park, this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, will showcase four musical groups and other entertainment, delicious...

The First Anchor-Outs

The recent announcement of the resignation of the harbormaster for the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) got me thinking back to how the anchor–out phenomenon got its start. That story was told by the original anchor–out himself, Bob Kalloch, in an oral history recorded for the Historical Society. Bob, a...

Day in the Park Coming Together

The Floating Homes Association’s October 24 Day in the Park is shaping up to be another memorable all-dock extravaganza. Here are some preliminary features of this free event, which will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. that Sunday: Sterling Johnson, the popular Bubble Guy from years past, will make...

News from the RBRA

The next meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) is October 14, and an advance peek at the board packet for the meeting disclosed a number of new developments to be discussed. First, RBRA Harbormaster Curtis Havel has announced his departure at the end of the month to pursue...

Fleet Week Returns Oct 9

Get ready for the sound and fury of Fleet Week, which returns to the San Francisco waterfront with air shows taking place from noon to 4 p.m. this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Flights of the Blue Angels are scheduled for 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Parade of...