Eco Evolution Exhibition Opens May 16

The Sausalito Center for the Arts is launching a multi-week exhibition uniting artists, authors, filmmakers, and game changers in a collaborative effort to spark awareness and ignite inspiration for meaningful change. Entitled ECO EVOLUTION: EMPOWER FOR CHANGE, the exhibition will run until June 9. Participating artists and special appearances are...

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,...

Slide Show of Historic Photos Apr 18

Long-time Marin photographer Bruce Forrester has spent the past 50 years photographing people and events for a wide range of publications, corporate and private clients and just for fun. On April 18, he will give a Zoom presentation on two collections of his works: “Celebration & War: The Sausalito Houseboat...

Live Theater Roars Back in Marin

The pandemic was tough on live theater, with actors and directors needing to become overnight filmmakers—Zoommakers, in order to practice their craft and reach an audience. Because without an audience, what’s the point? The audience makes the circle complete. We houseboaters are lucky. No need to cross a bridge to...

Meet Commodore Patti Bott

Long-time Gate 6 ½ resident Patti Bott has been elected Commodore of the Sausalito Yacht Club. Patti rose through the ranks at the 82-year old club, serving as a flag officer after stints on the Race Committee and on the board of the Sausalito Youth Sailing Foundation for several years,...

Juanita Aboard the Charles Van Damme

The story of how Juanita Musson moved her Galley onto the Charles Van Damme ferry is as colorful as the old girl and the old boat themselves. By 1959, Juanita was a nationally known restaurateur. The Fort Worth Press reported on how she found her way onto the old ferry:...

Juanita Saves the Waterfront

Juanita Musson, Sausalito’s favorite fun, feisty restaurateur, first laid eyes on our town in 1952 when she joined her husband Dick, who had been stationed at the Presidio Army Base, on the west coast. After his release from the army, the couple decided to stay in Sausalito while Dick began...

Holiday Spirit Abounds

‘Twas just before Christmas and all through the city Sausalito was brimming with holiday festivities. Several docks hosted dinner parties. On Gate 6 ½ Linda Davis and Mike Carroll carried on their tradition of buying and decorating a tall tree at the end of the dock. FHA Dock rep Michael...

California’s First Millionaire

On the morning of Friday, July 31, 1846, Samuel Brannan sailed boldly into the mist-shrouded headlands of San Francisco Bay. His ship, the Brooklyn, carried 238 fellow Mormons, known as Saints. Their goal was to build a Mormon kingdom in the Mexican territory of California without the conflicts they had...