Not-Quite-UFOs over the Bay on Monday

Evenings are popular times for a stroll around Waldo Point Harbor—on warm weather days especially, you’ll see residents out walking their dogs, children playing in the park, boaters taking a sunset cruise, and others enjoying the sunshine and scenery. If you happened to be out (or looking out of your...

Flood Control for Marin City

If you’ve ever been caught in a flood on the Marin City off–ramp from Highway 101 south, or been forced to detour around it, you’ll be encouraged to learn that the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (the “District”) Flood Zone 3 plans to make improvements to the...

Lots of Changes to Local Roadways

After 5 years of delays, work is finally beginning on the Gate 6 Intersection Modifications Project. Construction will start with a bicycle pedestrian detour, stormwater quality protection measures, and enlarging the Multi-Use Path/Gate 6 corner for pedestrians and cyclists. The work will impact vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian travel until at...

Flotsam Flotilla Cleans the Bay

Last month we announced plans by Oscar Melet, a 12-year-old on Gate 6 ½, to host a waterborne bay cleanup day on January 16. That day dawned bright and sunny, with calm waters that drew about 40 people on everything from Boston whalers to inflatables, kayaks and standup paddleboards to...

Bay Cleanup Jan 16

Hi, my name is Oscar and I’m 12 years old. My family moved to Gate 6 ½ this past summer. I’ve seen a lot of trash in Richardson bay. I’m very upset our bay is dirty and I want to make a difference by cleaning it up. On Saturday January...

A Very Full Fourth

Saturday July 4 was glorious all day—a perfect day for a parade, which, of course, didn’t happen. Nevertheless the floating homes community managed to make the best of it. In the Waldo Point lagoon, 100 seafarers gathered in every conceivable type of watercraft to hear a performance by Mount Saint...

New Virtual Art Gallery

The Sausalito Library is hosting a new Virtual Art Gallery. While the library may be temporarily closed to the public, it continues to provide an ongoing online exhibit showcasing works by local artists. If you live or work in Sausalito or the Floating Homes community, you are invited to submit up...

Shelter in Place on the Water

SFGate has posted an article subtitled: Being in a houseboat is better: Shelter-in-place, Sausalito houseboat style. Author Madeline Wells interviewed Rachael Limkin of Issaquah, who described how tight-knit our community is: “Normally on a Friday night, I’m in half a dozen different houses having food or wine,” Social distancing is especially...

Gate 6 ½ Loses a True Original

Serafino James Presta, better known as “Uncle Jimmy” on Gate 6 ½, passed away on February 7 after a long illness. Jimmy first moved to Gate 6 1/2 in 1995, shortly after meeting Susie Dupuis through their good friend and floating homeowner Jane Colton. Jim rented #18 on the dock...