“History of Floating Homes on Richardson’s Bay”
Sausalito floating homes have a history that stretches over a century.
Waterfront living goes as far back as the 1880s, when colonies of “arks” existed. Used chiefly as warm weather recreational bases, they were designed to float on the bay waters at high tide and to sit on the mud flats at low tide. They were also pulled ashore during the winter. After the earthquake and fire of 1906, many arks were adapted for full-time residential use by families left homeless.
When the World War II liberty shipyards in Sausalito were returned to civilian use, free spirits, artists and philosophers like Alan Watts and Jean Varda began living on abandoned ferries and houseboats made from surplus military vessels such as landing craft and lifeboats. This artistic and cultural center greatly expanded during the peace and love era of the 1960s.
There are approximately 400 floating home berths In Sausalito in 5 designated residential marinas.
The Floating Homes are also a great place for filming. Movies like “Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Rayan ” was shot in Seattle. “Murder In The First” with Kevin Bacon and Christian Slater and e “Alcatraz: The Movie” are among the many other movies and others are currently being filmed and are in the works.
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