Galilee Harbor’s Maritime Day


A Yearly Event on The First Saturday in August, 8AM – 6PM
THIS YEAR: August 1st 2015 – 35 year anniversary of GHCA
this year’s theme: Sausalito Boatbuilders, past and present
Our neighbors at Galilee Harbor Community Association (GHCA), which has been creating community since 1980, invites everyone to revel in the spirit of all that is maritime. Just some of the things to do at Maritime Days are boat rides, observing traditional boat-building demonstrations, touring floating homes, marine flea market buying, and admiring the art created by Galilee residents and friends.
During the day-long celebration, the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding will present a demonstration by Robert Darr, program director and head instructor with students. Utilizing traditional tools, he will show how wooden boats are actually built. The San Francisco National Historic Park will also be present with one or more vessels.
Bring the whole family to listen to live music, courtesy of local and resident musicians. Try your luck and purchase Maritime Day raffle tickets or bid on a locally produced item in Galilee’s silent auction. Lunch on fish and chips or hot dogs, and purchase that long sought after item from one of our Marine Flea Market vendors. Walk the docks and tour a number of floating homes or just sit by the water and catch sight of our resident great blue heron and of the many egrets off the Mono Street marsh.
The event is sponsored in part by the Richardson’s Bay Maritime Association and Lagunitas Brewing Company. Other Sausalito entities such as Spaulding Center for Wooden Boats and Cass Gidley Marina – Sausalito Community Boating Center are also invited.
Galilee Harbor Community Association, formed in 1980, is a non-profit, cooperative maritime neighborhood of artists and maritime workers, dedicated to continuing maritime arts and skills while providing affordable floating housing on the Sausalito waterfront. Galilee is located at 300 Napa Street, (at Bridgeway, next to Dunphy Park).