When Life Gives You Poppies

It all started after the lift on wearing masks outdoors. Spring was in the air, neighbors were smiling smiles we could finally see, and a riot of poppies had sprung up in the planters around Main Dock’s utility area, referred to as ‘the pit’. The poppies were a pleasant surprise....

Best Selling Mystery Begins on Issaquah Dock

Currently, the most famous resident of Issaquah Dock is a fictional character named Hannah Hall from the best-selling novel, The Last Thing He Told Me (Julia Roberts is slated to play Hannah in the mini-series, to air on AppleTV). Despite the book’s houseboat billing—floating homes feature in the cover art, and Sausalito...

Floating Home Market Update

It appears that we are now at the other end of the pandemic. It’s worth taking a moment to reflect on how the past year impacted the floating home market. Below is a summary of the overall housing market. After that, we take a look into the floating home market...

More Fire Safety Tips

On Saturday, June 26, A Dock residents met with Captain Jesse Rudnick and his team to conduct a fire safety inspection. Prior to walking the dock, residents were told never to attempt to turn on or off the primary water main (which for A Dock is located adjacent to Issaquah)...

Jim McCullough’s Pyramid Scheme

In 1988 Jim McCullough and Meli Cook moved to Liberty Dock from downtown Sausalito. But over a decade before that, what started as an idea to turn a quick buck on a national holiday morphed into a potential million-dollar idea for Jim. The story was told in a recent issue...

Float-Ins Bustin’ Out All Over

It’s spring and float-in concerts are in full swing once again. Here’s an upcoming lineup: May 1, 2:00 p.m.: ‘Nother Mother Brothers, at the Tipi (white geometric) anchor-out May 2, 3:30 p.m.: A Dock hosts Three Rivers and a short opening set by Gabriel Barkin May 15, 2:00 p.m.: Stephen...

Morley Singer Dies at 84

Dr. Morley Singer, who bought the floating home at the end of Issaquah Dock in July, 2018, passed away in February. Morley is survived by his sister, Gail Singer of Toronto, who now occupies the iconic flat-roofed home part-time. She recently wrote to her new neighbors, “the sad news is...

Virtual Floating Homes Tour This June

The FHA is planning a virtual open homes tour this June. We’ve been inspired by Performing Stars of Marin City, which staged an online gala last fall that netted $125,000. The centerpiece of our online production will be a walking tour, with visits to six homes and video interviews with...

South Forty’s Online Gallery

Inspired by the long-running Artists@Issaquah and shaped by the pandemic, SoFo Gallery is a monthly virtual platform for residents of South Forty Dock to share their art, writing, short videos, riffs, and photos. The site provides an opportunity to get to know another side of our neighbors—from the other side of...

Ron Rankin, 1938-2021

Ron Rankin, a resident of South Forty Pier for over 40 years, recently passed away. Ron was a true gentleman, a friendly neighbor, and a very generous man. His global philanthropy included support for better wages and working conditions for the poorest of people and promoted holistic land management practices...