Galilee Harbor Maritime Day Celebrates Nature, Houseboats and People August 1
Date: Saturday, August 1 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM; Music 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Boat Building Demo 9:00 AM through the day
Dinghy Dash 10:30 AM
Polaris Sailboat — Display at Noon, Rides begin at 1:00
Open Boat Tours 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Marsh Walk 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Place: Galilee Harbor, 300 Napa St. (next to Dunphy Park, just off Bridgeway — see map below), Sausalito CA 94965
This annual event features a maritime flea market, maritime booths, music with Fiver Brown and the New Speedway Boogiemen, food, boat tours and a mood of celebrating nature, the harbor and the people all at the same time. Master wooden boat-builders will give demos of their traditional craft, and you can tour the 1906 antinque sailing ship the Polaris.
The scheduled musical performers include:
11:00 Ale Ekstrom
11:45 Ilene Adair
12:30 Joe Tate & Maggie Catfish, Pioneer Sausalito Rock-Blues Artists
1:30 The Odders
2:15 Harbor Rats
3:30 The New Speedway Boogiemen
5:00 Fiver Brown Band
One environmental highlight of the day is the Marsh Walk with US Army Corps of Engineers (the people who run the Bay Model) Ranger Linda, who will share all about Galilee Harbor's wetland restoration project. Walkers will get to engage in hands on wetland activities (and know that what you're doing is not harming the marsh), receive a bird checklist, and learn about water safety and how resident humans are living in harmony with resident birds.
The Galilee Harbor Community Association, which organizes the annual event, claims the fame of being the only local marina where every resident lives full-time on their boat. Most are artists drawn by the cooperative nature of the community, and the marina was organized with the goal of preserving a working floating home community matched with land-based marine services.
Other sponsors include The Richardson's Bay Maritime Association, Lagunitas Brewing Company and the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center.
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