Earlier this fall Bill Van Niekerken, Library Director for the SF Chronicle, wrote:
"During a recent visit to Sausalito, I was taken with the charming vessels bobbing along the shore of the tiny town at the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. After returning to work at 901 Mission St., I headed to The Chronicle’s subterranean archive in search of articles, photos and pages that told the history of the houseboats. My search turned up a clear theme: years of conflict."The resulting story – Sausalito’s houseboat wars: Decades of bay battles – is a treasure trove of some 48 photos and clippings, as Bill sorts through our more troubled history.
related story: ...the 1906 quake spurred Sausalito houseboat culture.