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January 2014

Around the Bay in JANUARY 2014

PIER 39 commemorates the 24th anniversary of the sea lionsĀf arrival with the Sea Lion Encounter, January 17-20. Join Aquarium of the Bay naturalists for a free 20-minute educational walking tour including a special stop at the new Sea Lion Center. More...

Around the Bay in JANUARY 2014

PIER 39 commemorates the 24th anniversary of the sea lionsĀf arrival with the Sea Lion Encounter, January 17-20. Join Aquarium of the Bay naturalists for a free 20-minute educational walking tour including a special stop at the new Sea Lion Center. More...

Funds Available for Safe and Clean Boating Projects

The BoatUS Foundation is looking to fund Grassroots Grants projects that use new, innovative approaches to encourage safe and clean boating among the boating public. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES JANUARY 2014

Why settle for just an OUPV license when our USCG approved CaptainĀfs course meets the requirement for not only the OUPV/6-PACK License; but also - OUPV up to 100 GT - Master or Mate Near Coastal less than 100 GT Ė Master or Mate Inland less than 100 GT? To register or view our complete schedule, visit www.MaritimeInstitute.com. More...

INAUGURAL PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE BOAT SHOW COMES TO MCCOVEY COVE AND PIER 48

From luxury motor yachts to personal watercrafts, all that is new and hot in the world of boating takes over McCovey Cove and Pier 48 for the inaugural Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show running from Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26. More...

City Bicycle Count Shows a Dramatic Increase in Ridership

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) released its 2013 Bicycle Count Report today, which shows that the number of people biking in San Francisco increased a dramatic 96 percent since 2006. More...

Reading Local Authors

There are few things quite so sublime as reading a good book on the ferry. Take a look around, and youíll see scores of fellow commuters concentrating on their ebooks, paperbacks or prized signed first editions. More...

Pledge to be an Island Shopper this Year

Being an Island Shopper helps by supporting local businesses as well as the larger community. More...

Oil Refinery Expansions Threaten San Francisco Bay

The oil industry has big plans for expansion along San Francisco Bayís shore. If the regionís refineries get their way, millions more barrels of crude oil will be brought to the Bay Area for processing and export to other states and nations. More...

Oil Refinery Expansions Threaten San Francisco Bay

The oil industry has big plans for expansion along San Francisco Bayís shore. If the regionís refineries get their way, millions more barrels of crude oil will be brought to the Bay Area for processing and export to other states and nations. More...

Quesada Gardens Initiative Turns Urban Blight Into Blooms

One might expect that with more than 11 years of experience under its belt, San Franciscoís Quesada Gardens Initiative would now have a much easier time transforming blighted parcels of land into blooming gardens. More...

Introducing the New Sea Lion Center on PIER 39

One of San Franciscoís most popular attractions just got bigger! New on PIER 39 is the Sea Lion Center, a nature center dedicated to educating visitors about San Franciscoís world-famous sea lions. More...

S.F. Proposes Sites for Americaís Cup 2017

The Americaís Cup Event Authority has received a letter from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, proposing venue sites within the City that would be used to host the next Americaís Cup in 2017. More...

Americaís Cup Had Big Economic Impact

The preliminary economic impact report on the 34th Americaís Cup is in and the numbers are substantial. The independently commissioned report shows an economic impact to the city of $550 million dollars and over 3,800 jobs created. More...

Deckhand George Shelhorn

For any commuters on the Vallejo ferry to and from the City, you may recognize George Shelhorn. A Vallejoan himself, Shelhorn has been a deckhand with Blue & Gold Fleet since 1997 and has been working the Vallejo route for about five years. More...

Local Rail in the Spotlight

The working waterfront and its cargo operations played a significant role in hosting last yearís amazing Americaís Cup, but one aspect of the supply chain may have gone unnoticed: our dockside rail operations. More...

ON OUR COVER JANUARY 2014

The new Sea Lion Center on PIER 39, operated by Aquarium of the Bay, offers a space for guests to learn all about the sea lions that inhabit the docks at the end of the pier. More...