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February 2009

Around the bay in February 2009

The 13th Annual Flyway Festival on February 6-8 promises more guided hikes and outings, tours and workshops on Vallejo’s Mare Island than ever before. More...

8 WASHINGTON TO BRING LIFE TO WATERFRONT LOCATION

San Francisco Waterfront Partners, the team behind the recently revitalized Piers 1 ˝, 3 and 5, have announced plans for 8 Washington, proposing a mix of housing and public amenities that would revitalize a corner of waterfront property that currently consists of a small, unsightly parking lot and a private club. More...

New Boat Owners May Have 2008 Tax Break

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a bank loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions available when filing their 2008 federal income tax return. More...

First Annual SF BEER WEEK Celebrates Bay Area Brewing Roots

America’s craft beer movement began in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Anchor Brewing’s rescue by Fritz Maytag in 1965 and the founding of New Albion Brewing in 1976. Craft beer has since grown into the Silver Age of American brewing, with over 1,400 small craft breweries operating today. More...

TALK SAILOR TO ME!

The rich and colorful language of the sea has influenced our conversations ashore for millennia. We all talk like a sailor on a regular basis, without any thought as to the origins of some of the expressions we use. More...

San Mateo Promotes Green Living

The County of San Mateo’s new Green Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series is serving up free, lunch-break-length lessons on sustainability to eco-minded county employees and green-curious members of the general public. More...

Marin Library Debuts Green Books Section

To accommodate and further encourage the public’s growing interest in sustainability, the Marin County Free Library’s Civic Center Branch has dedicated an entire section to titles related to green design, green building, green business practices and eco-conscious living. More...

Maritime National Historic Park’s Sailing Ship Balclutha Gets a Facelift

A million-dollar contract was recently awarded by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park to Bay Ship & Yacht Co. of Alameda for the restoration of the historic three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged sailing ship Balclutha. More...

A Chance for Change: What a New Administration’s Water Policies Could Mean for the Bay and Beyond

San Francisco Baykeeper has worked for almost two decades to protect the San Francisco Bay from pollution. More...

All Areas of Historic Angel Island Immigration Station Now Open

The restoration of the Immigration Station on Angel Island has reached a major milestone. For the first time ever, all areas within the historically significant barracks—where priceless poems of detained Chinese immigrants are etched into the walls—will be open to the public on February 15th. More...

WATERFRONT ACTIVITIES FEBRUARY 2009

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Highlights Emergency Role for Ferries

The dramatic ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River on January 15 has highlighted the critical role that water transit can play in emergency response situations. More...

APL Announces Headquarters in Phoenix

When we reported last month that APL would be leaving Oakland for a more "affordable" home, many readers may have assumed that another seaport city would be the logical alternative. As it turns out, that’s not the case. More...

ON OUR COVER FEBRUARY 2009

Bay Ship & Yacht Co. of Alameda was awarded a million-dollar contract for the restoration of the National Maritime Museum’s historic three-masted, steel-hulled, square-rigged sailing ship Balclutha. Photo by Eric Balderston, courtesy Bay Ship & Yacht. More...