Richardson Bay Bridge Milestones

The recent announcement of late-night lane closures for emergency repairs to finger joints on the Richardson Bay Bridge aroused my curiosity about the history of the local landmark, which is a prominent feature of our view from Gate 6 ½ in Kappas Marina. In the Anne T. Kent California Room’s...

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...

Bay Cleanup Jan 16

Hi, my name is Oscar and I’m 12 years old. My family moved to Gate 6 ½ this past summer. I’ve seen a lot of trash in Richardson bay. I’m very upset our bay is dirty and I want to make a difference by cleaning it up. On Saturday January...

Reflections by Jarl Forsman

Issaquah Dock resident Jarl Forsman is a writer, painter and long-time practitioner and teacher of the art of Tai Chi/Qigong. She’s recently discovered a new artistic direction. Exploring the nooks and crannies of Richardson bay at various times of day from her small motor boat, she began to notice the...

RBRA, BCDC to Discuss Anchor-Out Timeline

Back in April, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) directed the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) to “provide a concise policy proposal that will result in removing all illegal anchor-outs from the Bay within five years.” The RBRA has called that five-year timeline infeasible—even under the best of circumstances,...

Historic Algae Bloom Blankets Richardson Bay

Last week the floating homes community experienced a massive algae bloom—the largest in my 40-year residency here. The surface of the Bay off many homes began looking like a lawn, and low tide left pilings, lines and other fixtures draped in eerie green cloaks. Oddly, the local media has ignored...

Latest Anchor-Out Developments

  The Marin IJ recently reported that the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency has filed its plan with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission to keep the anchorage clear of marine debris and derelict vessels. In December, the BCDC directed the agency and Sausalito to submit plans by March 31 on...

RBRA Explores Anchor-Out Solutions

On Thursday, March 12, the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) had its monthly meeting at Tiburon Town Hall. The meeting was highly anticipated because of two recent requirements laid down from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Those requirements were 1) the RBRA was to remove from Richardson’s Bay...

The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles...

The Roiling Sea

Sea level is not level at all. Just as the surface of the earth is not flat, the surface of the ocean is not flat. Because the earth rotates to the east and because the ocean responds slowly to the rotation* and the surface of the sea piles up along...