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Latitude 38 Working Waterfront News Central

Since its inception, Latitude 38 has been able to cover, inspire and connect the people in our sailing community thanks to the businesses that support sailors and sailing. This includes boatyards, sailmakers, marinas, boat builders and numerous trades and craftspeople. Over the decades, the space available along our critical public waterfront continues to shrink.  Our Working Waterfront page is dedicated to covering these stories to bring awareness to the jobs, facilities and services that are vital to our nation's commercial and recreational maritime infrastructure. Enjoying the 12-month sailing season up and down the California coast is one of the prime features of living in the West. A working waterfront is one that works for all California citizens and retains space for these important waterfront facilities.

Good Jibes #151: Matt Zarem on the Legendary Spaulding Marine Center

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Matt Zarem to chat about the historic Spaulding Marine Center and volunteering in the sailing community.

Need Some Extra Funding for Your Marine Studies?

Labor day pic

Pacific Coast Congress of Harbormasters and Port Managers (PCC) is calling for applications to the Barbara Schwantes Fund.

Cass Gidley Marina’s Art Gate Awaits Sunday’s Installation

Sausalito Community Boating Center is looking for extra hands to help install its new Art Gate this coming Sunday, July 14, at Cass Gidley Marina.

A Step Taken in Oakland Waterways’ Long-Awaited Cleanup

The Oakland Police Department Marine Patrol Unit has removed 17 derelict and abandoned vessels (ADV) from the Oakland Marinas.

Two Brothers, Two Antrim Designs — One Pac Cup Showdown

“We’re racing for pink slips,” said Jim Partridge of the upcoming Pacific Cup, where he’ll be sailing against his older brother, Cree.

Oakland Alameda Water Shuttle To Commence Service on July 17

Alameda Oakland Estuary Shuttle, Woodstock

A bright yellow ferry named ‘Woodstock,’ will carry people across the Oakland Estuary, Wednesday through Sunday, for the next two years from July 17.

Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show Stuns the Crowd Again

There’s so much more to see than we can even begin to cover with our tour of the Master Mariners Wooden Boat Show.

Hank Easom Scholarship Fund Announced at Spaulding Marine Center

Jan Easom Kneib and Michael Zolezzi Yucca

Jan Easom Kneib has announced the Hank Easom Scholarship Fund to support the Boatworks 101 Apprenticeship Program at Spaulding Marine Center.

Electric Boating and Foiling Are Greening Our Blue Planet

California has been a pioneering state for generations. The evolution of electric power for auxiliary sail and foiling powerboats is continuing the tradition.

Alameda’s ‘Svendsen Maritime Park’ Officially Named

Svend Svendsen sailing

The Alameda City Council has voted to name the marina’s new park “Svendsen Maritime Park.”

Working Waterfront Issues and Resources

Numerous groups and organizations around the country are working to help preserve maritime economic zones.  Working Waterfront Organizations:

National Working Waterfront Network

Sausalito Working Waterfront

San Diego Working Waterfront

Port Townsend Working Waterfront

San Francisco Bay fill map circa 1969.
Map of Bay fill and conversion to resevoir in 1969. San Francisco Bay might have disappeared or looked dramatically different without the attention of those who recognized and protected the Bay for all Bay Area citizens.

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