May 2001A Picaresque History of the Port of Oakland
During the Depression, make-work programs put many artists and writers to work on projects like the Federal Theater Project (Orsen Wells, amongst others). A look at any one of the many WPA murals in Post Offices across the country gives an appreciation for the kind of strong, socially conscious talent that was put to such productive use. More...Ferries Powered by French Fry Oils?
It sounds crazy, but before long the Bay Areaís ferries could be running on veggie-power. Local ferry operators are taking notice of a clean, alternative fuel made from leftover restaurant grease and vegetable oils. The up-and-coming fuel is known simply as bio-diesel. Not only is it non-toxic, low polluting and easy on the environment, it smells something like French-fries. More...Setting Sail
New WTA Chief Tom Bertken Lets Us Know Where Heís Coming From Ė and Whereís Heís Taking Us More...The Tiburon Issue
Tiburonís not hard to love, set like it is on the tip of the Tiburon Peninsula overlooking Raccoon Strait, Angel Island, and San Francisco. The surprise here is the strong sense of place. The town is very much lived in by its residents, and the experience is very real. Many people come to Tiburon to enjoy the beautiful restaurants along the waterfront. More...Letters to the Editor Sex Sells
Editors note: Last month, we printed two of the many letters we received in response to our March cover story "Here Comes the Sun" featuring Dr. Robert Dane, inventor of the new solar ferry. The common theme of all the letters we received, including one from a self-styled "Fairy for Ferries", had to do with Dr. Daneís looks. Dr. Dane responds: More...NATIONAL CLEAN BOATING EVENT TO BE HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO June 9
Celebration Coincides with National Fishing and Boating Week. More...Bay Crossings Reader of the Month
Tucker, the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Celebrity Dog More...Working Waterfront
Lab Manager More...Bar Pilots Christen New Boats
The San Francisco Bar Pilots, who have been safely guiding ships through San Francisco Bay since 1835, will soon christen two new 2000 Class Station Boats. These vessels, the San Francisco and the California, are outfitted with the latest technology, including environmentally friendly low exhaust emission engines and oil water separators. The vessels will transfer pilots safely to and from ships entering and leaving San Francisco Bay and provide quarters for the live aboard crew and pilots between assignments. The San Francisco Bar Pilots maintain two pilot station vessels, one of which is on duty outside the Golden Gate Bridge at all times and under all conditions. More...Roger Murphy 1935-2001
Roger Murphy, who founded the Blue and Gold Fleet and was a major figure in the revival of ferry operations on San Francisco Bay, died of heart failure on the last day of March. More...Pipe Up!
Waterfront Pavilion to Feature Historic Pipe Organ More...An Estuary Runs By It
The Flowering of Fruitvale More...Cruise the Wonders of the Sacramento Delta
Harbor Bay Ferry to Offer Motherís Day Special Cruise More...Bay Crossings Journal
A NIGHT RAFT OF DREAMS More...Final WTA Board Member Named
The 11th and final member has been named to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority Board. More...Ask Dr. MOM
Ask Dr. Mom is a health advice column that will appear monthly in Bay Crossings. Itís a partnership between Bay Crossings and St. Lukeís Hospital/San Francisco, specifically their Millennium Occupational Medicine ("MOM") program, headed by Dr. Clint Potter (a.k.a, Dr. Mom). More...Bay Crossings Bus Riderís Journal Bus Fare
Bus riding isnít free. If you want to ride a bus, you have to pay the fare. More...Final WTA Board Member Named
The 11th and final member has been named to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority Board. More...