S.F. Marina Ousts People Illegally Living on Boats, Including a Longtime Resident

Posted: October 22, 2013  |  By: Chris Roberts [SF Examiner]

His living quarters were tight, but Dan Spradlin's view from his bedroom in the Marina -- an unobstructed look at the Golden Gate Bridge -- was unbeatable. His backyard was San Francisco Bay itself, and his rent? $810 every three months.

Of course, such a situation was too good to be true -- or in his case, too good to be legal.

For 15 years, Spradlin, 70, lived aboard a sailboat docked at the East Harbor of the city-owned San Francisco Marina, where he'd had a boat docked since the 1980s.

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