Combatting Rising Tides at Bothin Marsh

Just north of the Richardson Bay Bridge, the Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve and a section of the multi–use path are experiencing frequent and severe flooding that impacts the shoreline, plants, wildlife, and use of the pathway. The Preserve is Marin County Parks’ most visited park unit and the most...

Lessons from a Fire

The recent apartment fire on West Pier turned out to be a valuable learning experience for residents and firefighters alike. On October 8, firefighters from Southern Marin, Marin County and Tiburon, plus Sheriff units, were dispatched to a structure fire at an apartment building known as ‘The Whale’ at 28...

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...

Call for Artists at Bay Model

The Bay Model is planning a show of floating home artists from February 13 to April 3 next year, hopefully timed to coincide with the FHA’s annual meeting, depending on COVID restrictions in effect at that time. Curator Dan Cassidy points out that entry is free and 100% of any sale...

Ember Stomp May 28

Fire Safe Marin and Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority present “Ember Stomp,” a wildfire prevention and preparedness festival. This free event will create an opportunity to further build community while enjoying interactive games and demonstrations that educate Marin County residents on wildfire safety. The festival will honor community activists, highlight wildfire...

Sea Level Rise to Be Discussed at Annual Meeting

The City of Sausalito has created a Sea Level Rise Task Force to start helping the community plan for rising tides in the decades to come. The task force will also coordinate with the floating homes community and other neighbors on Richardson’s Bay to share knowledge across the entire Bay...

Bomb Cyclone Sinks Anchor–Outs

The October 24 bomb cyclone significantly impacted anchor-out vessels. According to USA Today, the recent low pressure phenomenon pulled deep tropical moisture from the Pacific Ocean, creating an atmospheric river that brought strong wind gusts and heavy rain on land and in Richardson’s Bay. Jim Malcolm, the new harbormaster for...

Intersection Work to Finish Sept 15

Sausalito Currents has reported that the project to improve safety for cyclists, cars, and pedestrians at the intersection of Gate 6 Road and Bridgeway is nearing completion. According to the project manager, all lane barriers were removed Tuesday morning. No further traffic delays are anticipated. The City of Sausalito expects...

Floating Home Market Update

It appears that we are now at the other end of the pandemic. It’s worth taking a moment to reflect on how the past year impacted the floating home market. Below is a summary of the overall housing market. After that, we take a look into the floating home market...

Intersection Work Stalls Again

The completion date of a construction project to improve safety for cyclists, cars, and pedestrians at the intersection of Gate 6 Road and Bridgeway has been postponed until late July due to manufacturing delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work on the project will pause in June while the contractor...