Van Damme Turns 100 in Style

Over 100 pirates, wharf rats, and nostalgia buffs gathered at the Sausalito Seahorse on November 18 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the ferryboat Charles Van Damme, and to support efforts to restore the old ship’s paddlewheel and smokestack. The colorful crowd danced to live music by Fiver Brown, Jerry... Read more

Community News – Fall 2016

  With all this warm weather it’s hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. Ever since the Tour, and even without the traditional holidays, it feels like it’s been one event piling onto the next. October saw a generously attended CERT training, an All Dock Alert (party),... Read more

FHA Board Meeting Notes – September and October 2016

To keep everyone up to date on what the FHA Board is doing, here are some of the items that were discussed or decided at the September and October 2016 Board Meetings: Chris Clark (a relative of Charles Van Damme) discussed the project to save artifacts from the old ferry. Marin County... Read more

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

In the event of a fire, a smoke alarm’s warning signal can save your life and those of your loved ones. Roughly three out of five fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that aren’t working. Here are some smoke alarm tips to help keep you and your... Read more

Sausalito Looks to Reduce Number of Boats in Bay

RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASING NUMBER OF BOATS ANCHORED IN RICHARDSON’S BAY The Sausalito Police are using a grant to reduce the number of boats anchored in Richardson’s Bay, boats which have steadily increased as similar anchorages around the Bay have closed. Sausalito Chief of Police John Rohrbacher said the city applied... Read more

Marine Debris Removal Underway on Richardson’s Bay

  This past Monday, you might have seen the Sausalito Police marine patrol boat Marine One on the water with the landing craft Allied Mariner, belonging to Parker Diving Service. The crews of both vessels were working together to remove unattended and unpermitted mooring balls from Richardson’s Bay. RICHARDSON’S BAY has... Read more

November 2016 High Tide WARNINGS

High Tides are here again: Date      Approx. Time   Height Nov. 12        9:30 AM        6.3′ Nov. 13      10:15 AM        6.6′ Nov. 14      11:00 AM        6.7′ Nov. 15      11:50 PM      ... Read more

More Historic Pics Online – Years of Conflict

Earlier this fall Bill Van Niekerken, Library Director for the SF Chronicle, wrote:  During a recent visit to Sausalito, I was taken with the charming vessels bobbing along the shore of the tiny town at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. After returning to work at 901 Mission... Read more