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Celebrating Labor Day and the People Who Made It Happen

Labor Day is the time we honor those women and men who campaigned for workers’ rights and improved conditions, such as sick leave, paid time off and safe work conditions. Today we express our gratitude for those who help us take care of our boats, and the waterways. Whether your engine needs servicing or repair, your bottom needs painting, or you need a new cleat on your dock, someone gets the job done. And for those someones, we are grateful.

The women and men on the Working Waterfront who weld, paint, scrape, repair, rig and support both recreational and commercial maritime activity are our heroes. Thank you to all!

Lind Marine Lynx
Lind Marine’s workboat Lynx was recently tied up at Schoonmaker Point Marina in Sausalito.
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Milly Biller Richmond Boat Works
Flash back to 1979 and this photo of Bay Area sailor Milly Biller, who became perhaps the first woman hired as a craftsperson at a Bay Area boatyard.
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Labor Day honors all those whose grit and skill keep sailors sailing.
© 2023 KKMI
Dave's Dive Service
It’s an undercover operation for some marine workers who operate out of sight.
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Golden Gate Ferry
While we’re out playing, the Golden Gate Ferry is keeping us connected and does its best to allow us to keep our course.
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The ports of Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, San Francisco, Redwood City, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego are among the many industrial places along the coast that keep our country going. It’s unlikely the port workers are all having the day off. A big thank you, also, to all who keep the ports running.

However you choose to celebrate Labor Day, we wish you a safe and happy time doing it.

1 Comment

  1. Ants Uiga 9 months ago

    Yay! Milly!

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