June 2003Get Wild and Woolly by the Waterfront
Summertime, and the waterfront living is wacky good fun. The Bay is open and there are fun things to do and see all over and around the region. Editor-at-Large Mary Swift shows you the many ways to make the most of the abounding opportunities for waterside play. More...Whither the Golden Gate Ferry?
Facing an enormous budget shortfall, the Golden Gate Bridge District is enduring the fiscal equivalent of the Perils of Pauline. Painful cuts loom and there are no sacred cows, not even the beloved Golden Gate Ferry. Senior Editor Wes Starratt interviews the District’s Executive Director, Celia Kupersmith, to get an idea of what to expect. More...Heartburn
Bay Crossings follows a harried legislative policy analyst as legislation making possible comprehensive regional ferry service wends its torturous way through the Byzantine Sacramento system. More...The Liberty Ship that Could, Can and Will
The SS Jeremiah O’Brien bills itself a "living memorial" to the stirring story of the all-important role played by Liberty Ships and their crews in World War II. A remarkable network of volunteers got the inspiration to lovingly restore the O’Brien and stayed together to maintain the doughty D-Day survivor. In the proud tradition of the workhouse Liberty Ships, the volunteers have put the O’Brien to work to earn her keep. They offer hugely popular mini-cruises around San Francisco Bay. Next up: the Delta to Sacramento. Get your tickets while you can. More...On the Cover
The lovely Blanca Sapetto, a talented gymnast turned modern vaudevillian performing the role of Sapetto in the long-running hit Teatro Zinzanni, graces our cover. Teatro Zinzanni is a frivolous funfest melding breathtakingly talented vaudevillians from around the world with a remarkably good dining experience. More...Letters to the Editor
For Whom the Bridge Tolls are Slated: $79 Million for Ferries More...Port of Call: Mayotte, Comoros Islands
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." Napoleon Bonaparte’s semi-famous, but increasingly forgotten line about celebrity status was never so true as for French traders at the end of the First Empire. More...Bay CrossingsJournal
I Have Hope In Weeds More...Transportation Summit Slated for Bay Area
MTC Sponsors Free Regional Transportation Conference on Saturday, June 14 More...Cheers to the Tiburon Wine Festival!
The Tiburon Wine Festival held on May 17, 2003 has mellowed and matured like a fine wine. It couldn’t miss as a successful event when a fabulous group of vintners and wine merchants More...Libations Champagne Taste
Elegant and Affordable Mumm Napa Valley By Dianne Boate and Robert Meyer "Did you have wine with dinner?" "Oh no, this was an occasion. We drank champagne." More...Summer Fun
Learning to sail teaches independent and inter-dependent skills. Whether sailing alone or as a team More...Set Sail for an Island on the Summer Sailstice
Summer Sailstice is pleased to announce its first alliance since its inception with Seacology (www.seacology.org).Seacology is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of island ecosystems and cultures. More...Concerts at the Cove Celebrates Alameda’s West End
West Alameda Business Association (WABA) will host its sixth annual Concerts at the Cove series—a series of three concerts at Alameda’s Crab Cove at the foot of McKay Avenue at Central Avenue. The free evening performances will be held on the second Friday of each month, June through August. The free concerts begin at 5:30 p.m., and are open to the public. More...San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Activities and Programs for June 2003
Life in Nelson’s Navy Saturday, June 7, 2PM. Meet aboard Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier. Vessel admission. Slide show about life in the British Royal Navy at the time of Nelson, featuring period food and clothing More...Mother Teresa With Soul
Thea Bowman Theater Dedication June 1st More...Taste of Oakland-Sumptuous Success
The Taste of Oakland was a downtown event. A truly diverse group of restaurants were joined by local bakeries and catering companies. More...Learning Day and Night
Prescot-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement More...Bay Crossings Cusine
Forbes Island Coriander Crusted Roasted Salmon With Jalapeno & Lime Beurre Blanc Served with Ginger Scented Jasmine Rice & Blanched Asparagus More...Waterfront Living
Lifestyle at the Towers More...The Deck is Readied Admiral Horatio!
Acelebration highlighting the opening of Horatio’s summer outdoor deck was held on May 16th from 4-7pm. The sun came out on cue, providing a bright and cheery setting; a preview of summer days to come. Horatio’s Restaurant is located at the harbor’s edge of San Leandro Marina. More...Wylie Cat Ketch to Track Whales
New Environment Friendly Marine Research Vessel Launches More...The Last Whaling Station
A Father’s Day Remembrance More...Bay CrossingsWorking Waterfront
Commander Steve Thompson NOAA, National Ocean Service, San Francisco Bay Project Manager More...Bay Crossings Boating Calendar
Boats have been getting ready for months. This as fun as it is challenging. Point Conception "Yahooooos" can be heard for miles as those who time it to surf 20-foot rolling waves in winds blasting them toward the finish. More...Master Mariners Upcoming Events
Sponsors Lunch – St. Francis Yacht Club San Francisco Bob Cart, (510) 549-2200 More...Ferries to the Rescue: When bridges and tunnels are disabled by emergencies, ferries become lifeboats
The WTA Takes the Lead in Regional Maritime Response Planning More...SS Jeremiah O’Brien in the News
SS Jeremiah O’Brien Receives Maritime Heritage Award More...