Ron Rankin, 1938-2021

Ron Rankin, a resident of South Forty Pier for over 40 years, recently passed away. Ron was a true gentleman, a friendly neighbor, and a very generous man. His global philanthropy included support for better wages and working conditions for the poorest of people and promoted holistic land management practices...

Flotsam Flotilla Cleans the Bay

Last month we announced plans by Oscar Melet, a 12-year-old on Gate 6 ½, to host a waterborne bay cleanup day on January 16. That day dawned bright and sunny, with calm waters that drew about 40 people on everything from Boston whalers to inflatables, kayaks and standup paddleboards to...

Emma’s Lego Mystery

Emma Stubbs of Issaquah Dock turned 30 in 2020. Surprisingly, she says she won’t remember it as “the pandemic birthday.” Instead, she’ll remember it as “the Lego houseboat birthday.” Here’s the story, as told by Emma: Let me start at the beginning… a month before my birthday, I began to...

Jerry Jampolsky Transitions

“Gerald ‘Jerry’ Jampolsky’s life story reads like the ultimate self-help book.” That’s how Marin Magazine introduced a profile of long-time Issaquah Dock resident Jerry Jampolsky and his wife Diane. Jerry passed away peacefully on December 29. Recently, Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky sent this message to friends and family: “At this time of...

Uprise Skyward Performed at Sea Level

Earlier this month Elana Yonah of East Pier and Joey Carlin of Liberty Dock co-hosted an acrobatic performance by ShiftShapers, a troupe of touring artists collaborating to inspire and shape the shift needed in the world through art performance and activism. The water-access performance, “Uprise Skyward,” was quite an extravaganza,...

Bouquets to Pam Bousquet

Recently, Rachelle Dorris of Issaquah Dock sent this notice to neighbors: A bright light on the dock went dark on Friday, with the passing of 32-year resident, Pam Bousquet. She resided with her longtime partner, Cornell Ross, who passed in June, at #38 Issaquah. Pam had been an Assistant District...

New PR Chairs: Drifty Dreamers

The Drifty Dreamers are Arleen Ma and Scott Collins, whose South 40 floating home is so named. Before moving into the community last spring, they often admired and paddled around the floating homes from their base, a 36’ trawler moored in Clipper Yacht Harbor. Both have worked in the biotech...

South 40’s Enchanting Mailboxes

A few years back, when Waldo Point Harbor was converting from traditional mailboxes to locking cluster box units, South 40 residents sought permission to retain the old fashioned style. Not long after that, some neighbors asked Susan Neri to help decorate their boxes. Susan is a lifelong graphic designer, and...