Back to the 40s for FHA Tour      

Lots of folks joined in the theme of our September 30 Tour, “Homefront on the Waterfront,” by coming in vintage outfits, or dressing like workers at Marinship 75 years ago.  Attendees, volunteers, Lindy dancers, and vintage vehicle owners all added to the spirit of a beautiful day. Lindy Dancers—2017 Tour...

Tour Offers Full Day of Fun

In addition to the 15 homes that will be open on September 30, we’ve planned a full schedule of other pleasures for attendees at our 32nd Floating Homes Tour. Talented resident artists and authors will display works for sale: Katy Boyd, Katharine Butler, Marc Gounard, Teddie Hathaway, Laurie Mills, Ric...

It’s Back to the 40s for FHA Tour

“Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea” . . . The September 30 Floating Homes Tour will be a time-warp visit back to the 1940s, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Marinship, the WWII shipyard that gave rise to our community. Themed “Homefront on the Waterfront,”...

The Vallejo Then and Now

The Ferry Vallejo had a choppy history until recently. Originally a passenger ferry in Portland, Oregon in the late 19th century, the old paddle-wheeler was no longer needed after the construction of a bridge there in 1888 (sound familiar?). Following years of idleness, she was transported to San Francisco Bay,...