County tightens floating home loophole

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Issaquah Dock residents, the Marin County Board of Supervisors has tightened regulations governing floating homes from outside the county. As reported in the Marin Independent Journal, the Supervisors “approved changes to the county code, specifying for the first time that anyone seeking to move...

A Father’s Day Sail

Renaissance man Davey Jones of Main Dock is the proud owner of the Black Cat, a 16’ gaff rigged catboat built at Spaulding Wooden Boat Works. Having lovingly restored her, he wanted to take her to the Master Mariners wooden boat show at the Corinthian Yacht Club last Father’s Day, June...

Ukrainian Family Comes to the Docks

The floating homes community recently greeted new neighbors—a Ukrainian family fleeing the horrors of war in their homeland. Katja Guliaieva, the wife of the family, has written the following account of their amazing journey: We have been asked to share with you a short story of the miracles and kindnesses...

The Passing of a Friend

There was a tear in the fabric of our community this past December with the death of Howard Myers. Many will remember him as a realtor, others as a builder of houseboats, and most as a friend and neighbor. Howard died just a week short of his 92nd birthday in...

Toto, You’re Not in Fresno Any More

Fresno Bee columnist Marek Warszawski recently spent some time on a floating home  visiting his sister, and recorded his impressions of our part of the world. “Sometimes,” he wrote, “it takes a week in Marin County, specifically on a houseboat with an unobstructed view of Mount Tamalpais (Tam in casual...

A@I Raises Large Donation for Arts Plus

The return of the Artists@Issaquah Art Show and Sale brought a crowd of over 400 people to Issaquah Dock to see established and pre-professional artwork by floating home residents. Visitors and neighbors attending the free event donated generously, raising $825 for Arts Plus. Co-organizers John Schlag and Jen Gennari presented...

Hundreds Flock to A@I

On Saturday, October 15, Artists@Issaquah returned after a three-year hiatus. More than 400 art lovers and floating homes enthusiasts visited the dock, admiring the works of 15 waterfront artists in 10 different Issaquah homes. The event was free, and visitors were encouraged to donate to art programs in local schools....

 Board Meeting Notes — Sept 13

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED ON AT THE september 9 FHA BOARD MEETING. MORE DETAILS WILL BE REPORTED LATER IN THE FLOATING TIMES.  FHA VP Pete Hudson is negotiating with vendors for replacement shopping carts which will be fitted with Air Tags so they...

Artists@Issaquah Oct 15

At least fifteen artists—longtime and new residents, established and pre-professional—will show off their work at the Artists@Issaquah Show and Sale. The event is Saturday, Oct 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public. “When we rebooted Artists@Issaquah in 2018, after a five-year hiatus, we assumed...

Proposed New Home Triggers Petition on Issaquah

Approximately 90 residents of Issaquah Dock signed a petition to the Marin County Board of Supervisors and the management of Waldo Point Harbor expressing their concerns about a proposed home swap there. Here’s the precise wording of the petition: From the undersigned residents of Issaquah Dock, Sausalito Requesting our voices...