Ubuntu Coffee by Mail

The Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative was founded in in 2012 by longtime floating homes resident Ted Levit and two friends. The worker-owned cooperative grew from a desire to market organic, fair trade coffee in a work environment that respects the rights and dignity of all who work to produce it. Ubuntu’s...

Yellow Ferry Resident Takes on Covid-19

Dr. Jay Lalezari lives at Yellow Ferry Harbor. You might see him walking his dog Kaya on the nearby spit, dancing at Silent Disco, or unloading his dusty van post Burning Man. He’s not your typical doctor and you won’t find him with a stethoscope. Rather, he’s been on the...

Predicting Abnormally High-Water Events

As described previously, tide tables are merely estimates calculated by averaging the highs and lows for the last ten years and projecting them forward for the coming year(s). During periods of rain, tide tables must be adjusted to higher levels than forecast. Here is a high water level forecasting tool...

Jay Lalezari: Poet’s Soul, Healer’s Heart and Hands

Even though Jay Lalezari’s floating home at 19 Yellow Ferry Harbor isn’t on the main walkway, it’s difficult to miss. It’s a three-story with a huge squid on the side. There are butterflies, a mermaid and progressive political signs too. Tourists often stop to take pictures, and Jay sometimes invites...

King Tide Project Photo-Ops Jan 20, 21

Update from the California King Tides Project: Last month, Californians photographed some of the highest high tides of the year to help us better understand and plan for future sea level rise. You’ll get one more chance to participate this season, Sunday January 20 and Monday January 21.   Check...

Jack Schwaner Passes Away

Long time Co-op resident Jack Schwaner, known as Jack the Welder, recently succumbed to a heart attack. As the Dinghy Dame wrote about Jack in the Floating Times back in 2013: “Jack was born in a tiny town in west Nebraska on the Wyoming border. He led a pretty sheltered...