In-Person Coastal Cleanups are Back

On the third Saturday of September, volunteers all over the world will converge on beaches, shorelines and inland waterways to pick up trash and remove dangerous debris. Considered the largest marine–related volunteer event in the world, Coastal Cleanup Day is a wonderful opportunity to lend a hand and make a...

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...

Maritime Day Aug 6

Galilee Harbor’s annual Maritime Day festivities for 2022 will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 300 Napa Street. This free annual event features boat rides, live music, boatbuilding demonstrations, children’s activities, artists’ booths, a flea market, and food and drinks for purchase. Everyone...

Surprise! Mooring Field Scrapped

The recent front-page headline in the Marin IJ, “Richardson Bay agency scraps mooring field plan” took most of us by surprise, including Sausalito councilmember Jill Hoffman, who has been a vocal opponent of the plan since it was first suggested by the RBRA in 2014. Hoffman reiterated her concerns with...

RBRA Offers to Buy Back Anchor-Outs

On June 23, the board of directors of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) voted unanimously to initiate a buyback incentive program to accelerate the removal of vessels from the anchorage. Interim Executive Director Steve McGrath said the agency will offer owners of vessels anchored in local waters $150 per...

Bay Cleanup May 1

Oscar Melet, a 13-year-old on Gate 6 ½, will host his second annual water-access bay cleanup on Sunday, May 1, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oscar says, “I hope you can join us on your own water vessel. If you need to rent, try Sea Trek. It’ll be super...

Tsunami Rolls in — Barely

On Saturday morning, phones were buzzing with voice mails, texts and emails warning of a tsunami advisory. Triggered by an underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, a series of wave surges was expected to plow into the bay throughout the day, with water possibly rising to king tide levels....

The Shaman of Rainbow Bay

Recently we mentioned a plan, put forth by Michael Haas, to turn the drydocks in Richardson’s Bay into a “Lunar Village,” a completely self–sufficient biosphere. The plan never materialized, but that didn’t stop Haas, AKA “the Shaman of Rainbow Bay,” from creating another fantasy for an old dredging barge moored...

Dry Docks: Icon or Eyesore?

Long before Forbes Kiddoo’s man–made island gained fame in the 1980s, a set of dry docks became a major landmark in Richardson’s Bay. In a two–part series for Marinscope, Annie Sutter wrote about the four drydocks, “the many tons of wood, iron and granite ballast that were deposited in Richardson...

News from the RBRA

The next meeting of the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) is October 14, and an advance peek at the board packet for the meeting disclosed a number of new developments to be discussed. First, RBRA Harbormaster Curtis Havel has announced his departure at the end of the month to pursue...