Cyra McFadden: Full Speed Ahead

Long time Main Dock resident Cyra McFadden passed away recently, leaving behind an “only in Marin” legacy. In the 70s, Cyra wrote a satirical look at the New Age heyday hereabouts, which first appeared each week in the Pacific Sun. It was eventually published by Knopf in a spiral bound,...

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...

Fire Destroys Greenburgh Studio

Longtime floating home resident Judyth Greenburgh and her husband keep a home on Main Dock, but they’ve relocated to Darwin, CA, a town with a population of 48 on the edge of Death Valley. Judyth, Co-Founder of the Charles Van Damme Project, is an artist who maintained a studio in...

Davey Jones: the Friendliest Pirate Soul

Our own Davey Jones of Main Dock has been profiled by KQED. Writer Alan Chazaro says that Davey Jones’ Deli in the Harbor Center sells “some of the North Bay’s best sandos.” When Davey isn’t at his deli inside the Bait Shop, he’s often catering or playing music at FHA...

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....

Now That Stinks

Our flight had been delayed, so we got home to Main Dock around 9:00 pm. The young German couple who had been housesitting left a lovely note saying how much they enjoyed our cats and their two-week stay on a Sausalito houseboat. In the right-hand bottom corner of their note,...

Floating Homes Victory Flotilla – Biden/Harris 2020!

This Saturday, following the announcement of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 United States presidential election, together with the historic announcement of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as his Vice President, residents of our floating homes community joined millions across the country in celebrating our nation’s new leadership. Almost as...

Music Continues in WPH Lagoon

In the accompanying photo, Victoria Colella and Michele Affronte kick back while listening to music off the deck of Wolf Island at the end of Main Dock. Next up: Joe Tate and the Hippie Voices at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4. If you plan to attend, please remember all...

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...