Secretary Sought for FHA Board

FHA Board Secretary Linda Futrell and her husband Chris have put their Gate 6 ½ home on the market, and Linda will be resigning her position. The Board is seeking a new secretary, whose duties include: Creating agendas for monthly board meetings Distributing agenda and reports Taking minutes of board...

6 ½ Goes Bicoastal

When I first moved to Gate 6 ½, I thought I had one of the most unique addresses on the planet. Indeed, it caused confusion at the Sausalito Post Office and in computer programs all over the world. But just recently my stepdaughter Jennifer sent me a photo of 6½...

Love Letter to a Dock

Diana Wolf moved to Gate 6 ½ in 1995. She and her husband Brent raised a son and daughter on the dock before moving to Novato several years ago. They kept the floating home, which they had built together, on the end of the dock as a rental property, until...

Bay Cleanup May 1

Oscar Melet, a 13-year-old on Gate 6 ½, will host his second annual water-access bay cleanup on Sunday, May 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oscar says, “I hope you can join us on your own water vessel. If you need to rent, try Sea Trek. It’ll be super...

Chowchilla Memories

Gate 6 ½ resident Claudia Cowan is a senior correspondent for Fox News, and recently produced a podcast recognizing the 45th anniversary of a shocking kidnapping in Chowchilla, CA, in 1976. On July 15, 1976, a school bus carrying 26 schoolchildren ages 5 to 14 and their driver vanished without...

Strumming Along on Gate 6 1/2

Filmmaker Helen Vandeman of Gate 6 ½ has posted a 32–minute video of her neighbor, legendary banjo virtuoso Carl Lunsford, reminiscing about this musical career and his move to the floating homes community in 1974. Self–taught as a boy, Carl became a mainstay of many great traditional jazz bands, including...

Well Grounded on Gate 6 1/2

Warwick Dunnett of Gate 6 ½ recently retired from his 45–year career as a commercial pilot. He spent his last 22 years as a captain, flying into the Middle East for the largest B747 air cargo company in the world with operations in 65 countries. In addition to dropping off...

Otters Popping Up all Over

“After Decades Away, River Otters Make a Triumphant Return to the Bay Area” reported Bay Nature Magazine in 2016. Writer Kat McGown reported: “the fact that otters are back in the Bay Area of their own accord without any reintroduction program to help them looks like a reason to declare...

Hanna and Her Moon Gate

Hanna Bui has the newest and most interesting home on Gate 6 ½. It is uniquely recognized by the beautiful entryway, which features a 19–foot diameter circular opening in the front wall. This allows one to look out to the boat’s rear wall, which hosts a similar circle of windows...