Category Archives: Sausalito History

VanBo: Sausalito Artist and Musician

VanBo, photo from Facebook page

On June 19, 2017, Sausalito lost one of its most visible artists. Robert Conley Jr., aka VanBo, was a fixture in the community for the 16 years that I’ve lived here. Becoming a Painter Around 2004 VanBo was  a musician playing at local parties around town. Then he got interested in becoming a painter. Soon […]

Cool Carvings in Sausalito

ool carvings, Sybrian's Sausalito Sea Lion, Susan Sternau photo

One of my favorite cool carvings in Sausalito is one I see almost every day. It is the Miner Forty-Niner panning for gold outside our local hardware store, Waterstreet Hardware,  at the corner of Caledonia and Litho Streets. Albert, who has worked at Waterstreet since 1964, told me that Barney West carved the Miner. Barney […]

Floating Art Colony of Sausalito

Ferry Vallejo Houseboat, floating art colony

Where is the floating art colony of Sausalito? With its almost three miles of waterfront on Richardson Bay, Sausalito has been always been a great place to anchor a boat. This little town has a history as a safe harbor for ships restocking water and supplies. More recently, it has welcomed a number of retired […]