Stacy Thomas, City of Emeryville events director, kept the lively group fishing for playdough

City Attorney Mike Guina with Harbormaster Michelle Shadows

Even with overcast weather, over 200 people showed up to take tours of the fishing boats, take ferry rides and otherwise immerse themselves in the beauty of the grounds at the two marinas in Emeryville looking out to the San Francisco Bay.

The Jump House at one point had a dozen kids in it with the same amount of jackets and sweaters scattered on the grass.   Fishing was a big hit all day long. Mayor Scott Donahue and City Manager Carolyn Lehr both enjoyed the inaugural Emeryville Day on the Bay event and hoped there would be more to come.

Vice Mayor John Bauters and dog King chatting it up with the crew of the Sea Wolf

It really was a dog convention at the marinas that Saturday! Dogs were even invited on board the fishing boats for a tour. One dog, first mate Niko, was seen on a paddle board drifting around the marina. He is the mascot for Barbary Ghost nautical adventures. Another big hit were the free ferry rides on PROP, which offers commuter rides from the docks of Emeryville Marina to San Francisco.

Face painting had young children sitting patiently while their faces started brimming with colors and sparkles. Some young girls even wore their princess dresses Saturday and headed straight to the face painting table.