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 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.
In one of the starkest conflicts between expanding development and the Bay Area’s working waterfront, concerns have surfaced that an ambitious project along the Oakland Estuary could interfere with ship traffic.
Last year, we heard the first murmurings of a Treasure Island toll of $5 to both enter and exit the island. The toll, which is set to take effect in 2024, was met with no small degree of outrage, with opponents saying the toll would reduce access to public shores.
Rumors of restricted access for boats at Clipper Cove Beach appear to be just that, though sailors should expect to see designated boating and swimming zones in the next few years, as one of several compromises that attempt to balance development with public access.
Oakland Estuary advocate Brock de Lappe is reaching out for support this week from sailors willing to speak out for a cleanup of boats along the Oakland shoreline.
Angel Island Ferry has announced a partnership with PG&E to develop California’s first zero-emission, electric propulsion short-route ferry beginning in 2024.
During a recent pass along the Marin waterfront we found a couple of new places for you to pick up your ‘Latitude 38,’ and as we were in the neighborhood, we also stopped by one of our many stellar distribution points.
Brock de Lappe writes about how the Oakland waterfront is once again falling prey to lack of oversight and attention from the city and the port.
The City of Sausalito has voted to preserve its working waterfront and shift its housing focus to another part of town.
When will there be a critical mass of new wind-assist and/or alternative-fuel ships that shift economies and the scales of production in a meaningful way to offer efficient and lower-cost alternatives?
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
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SLO Sail and Canvas is hiring for multiple positions in our busy sail loft in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California. We specialize in building boat covers, trampolines, and sails for sailing dinghies, one-designs, and beach catamarans. The following job opportunities are open for immediate…
Join the captains at Club Nautique and start teaching US Sailing’s most comprehensive curriculum of sail and power courses, both offshore and inshore, in the nation. We have openings now for USCG-licensed captains who exhibit exceptional communication and boating skills, and the willingness to…
Rubicon Yachts is seeking a professional yacht broker/salesperson for its new Alameda, CA office. Yacht sales experience required, must be a self-starter, membership in CYBA is a plus. Contact owner/broker Mark Miner.
Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City is looking for ASA-certified sailing instructors to teach out of our Redwood City Marina location. Part-time, flexible schedules, midweek and/or weekends. Please contact Rich or Bob by phone or email.
Wanted: Licensed Captain with towing endorsement for TowBoatUS./Vessel Assist on the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Preferred if you live by SF waterfront, Alameda or Bethel Island areas.
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Oakland City Council Passes Nuisance Vessel Act to Clean Up the Estuary
A new Nuisance Vessel Ordinance in Oakland promises to help start a long-overdue Estuary cleanup.