Shelter in Place on the Water

SFGate has posted an article subtitled: Being in a houseboat is better: Shelter-in-place, Sausalito houseboat style. Author Madeline Wells interviewed Rachael Limkin of Issaquah, who described how tight-knit our community is: “Normally on a Friday night, I’m in half a dozen different houses having food or wine,” Social distancing is especially...

Evil Eye Goes Back on Market

“Shel Silverstein’s whimsical houseboat floats onto the market in Sausalito.” That’s the headline on a recent L.A. Times news item. Known as the Evil Eye, the home sold for $375,000 in 2017, and after some remodeling is now listed at $783,000. Times staff writer Jack Flemming describes the 1200-square foot...

Joe Novitski Gives Online Talk on WIND STAR

On Wednesday evening East Pier’s Joe Novitski will Zoom the story of the men who dreamed up, designed, built and sailed WIND STAR, the first sailing cruise ship and the first commercial sailing ship in two generations. Joe’s presentation, part of the Sausalito Yacht Club’s Lecture Series, will be streamed...

Rockin’ in Place

Throughout our community, people are finding creative ways to get together and let off steam—all at a safe distance. Annabelle Joy of Liberty Dock invited her friend Chloe Jean to sing and play keyboards on a motorized float one recent Friday night. Previously, Fiver Brown had given a similar performance....

Lance Belville Exits Stage Left

Lance Sherman Belville, playwright, theatre director, and journalist died of congestive heart failure March 14, 2020 in his West Pier floating home in Sausalito in the embrace of his wife and artistic partner, Lynn Lohr. Belville always lived somewhere dramatic, from the Mississippi River town of his birth, Winona, to...

New Dinner Delivery Service

Davey “Jones” Johnson of Davey Jones Deli and his Van Damme Dock neighbor Maria Finn have just started a dinner delivery plan for Sausalito, Marin City and Mill Valley called Port & Provisions. They’re preparing one dinner for Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, with vegan/vegetarian options. The meals will be...

Mardi Gras Pop-Up on East Pier

Bruce Thomas, who once lived in New Orleans, hosted a Mardi Gras pop-up dock party on Fat Tuesday. The party was actually held at the home of Jenny Silva and Jeff Davis. Dock residents festooned in beads and masks feasted on jambalaya and kings cake, with plenty of appropriate libations....

Gate 6 ½ Loses a True Original

Serafino James Presta, better known as “Uncle Jimmy” on Gate 6 ½, passed away on February 7 after a long illness. Jimmy first moved to Gate 6 1/2 in 1995, shortly after meeting Susie Dupuis through their good friend and floating homeowner Jane Colton. Jim rented #18 on the dock...

Qaddafi’s Cook Comes to Town in May

West Pier’s resident playwright Lance Belville has another play opening in the Bay Area May 23. Fresh from a London run in the West End’s Latin American Theatre Season, Bons Tempos Theatre Company’s Fringe Festival hit, “Qaddafi’s Cook,” brings its immersive energy to Ft. Mason’s Southside Theatre, May 23-24, 2020,...