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WORKING WATERFRONT: West Coast

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.

Bay Area Sailors Cast Off Into the Holiday Spirit

The Bay Area sailing community is opening its door for everything from movies to art shows to live music and lighted boat parades.

San Diego Connects Sailors to the Sea

San Diego Marine Exchange

San Diego sailors have it good. After Monday’s magnificent start to the Baja Ha-Ha we took a tour through the San Diego sailing community.

Good Jibes #112: Krysia Pohl on Serving and Sailing

Hear about Krysia’s 23 years of service in the US Coast Guard, her Olympic Sailing campaigns, and just sailing for fun.

Woody Skoriak With Four Decades of Local Maritime Training

Woody Skoriak

California is home to great training resources for anyone who wants to pursue a professional sailing and maritime career. Cal Maritime Academy is right off San Pablo Bay in Vallejo, and graduates new classes of merchant marines every year.

What Would You Do With $8.6 Million Available for Boating Access?

Put your own tax dollars to work! Boating tax money is now available in the form of boating access grants.

Mountain View Youth Sailor Adrian Maciuca Launches New Product

Adrian Maciuca at the helm

Sixteen-year-old Adrian Maciuca, has launched a sailing life and a new sailing product from Shoreline Lake in Mountain View.

New Boat Show Coming to Sausalito This October!

Mark your calendar! Sausalito is hosting California’s newest boat show from Friday, October 13, to Sunday, October 15.

Allen Gross Keeps the Sailing History of ‘Folly’ Alive and Well

Folly and Allen during her restoration at San Francisco Boat Works

The cutter ‘Folly’ was built in San Francisco while shipbuilder Matthew Turner was still building boats at his shipyard in Benicia.

Celebrating Labor Day and the People Who Made It Happen

KKMI

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

Joining the Marine Trades With Spaulding Apprenticeships

Spaulding Marine Center Boatworks 101

When you do something you love you never have to work a day in your life. Spaulding brings in the next class of apprentices for Boatworks 101.

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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