Former Location. Please do not disturb current occupants!
According to his 2007 biography, Shel Silverstein moved into a converted wartime tub in 1967, thus joining Sausalito’s floating bohemia of artists and drifters.
It was at this location in 1972 Shel wrote “Sylvia’s Mother“which later became a hit single by “Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show” that went on to become the group’s first hit song, reaching #5 on the Billboard singles chart.
The song is semi-autobiographical, with Silverstein drawing upon his unsuccessful attempt to revive a failed relationship.
Shel Silverstein’s Sausalito Houseboat
8 Liberty Dock
Sausalito, CA 94965