Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
The theft of a Picasso in Australia. A framing job by an old teacher. Cocaine shipments from South America. San Francisco cults in the 1970s. And someone playing the saxophone in the Panhandle on a random night in the early 1990s ...
All of these things are involved in the story of why Mission Creek houseboat resident Margaret Casey came to San Francisco—and why she stayed.
In Part 1, Margaret, who has owned her boat for a little more than eight years, shares all of these stories and describes the more savory characters around 16th Street and Valencia when she arrived in the city back in the day.
Since deciding to stay in San Francisco, Margaret has done a lot—been a poet, worked for various event spaces and event production companies, and moved into a houseboat on Mission Creek.
In Part 2, Margaret fills us in on her life since she heard that saxophone in the Panhandle.
We recorded this episode on Margaret's houseboat, the Battlestar Gloriana, in May 2019.