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    Uncle Yanco

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    leroydong

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    Jean "Yanko" Varda, legendary painter, collagist, teacher, bonvivant, sea captain, boat builder, Partisan of /color, Pilgrim of the Absolute, Mythomaniacal Achemist and citizen of the World, moved to Sausalito from in 1947. He made the old ferryboat Vallejo at gate 5 his studio where he worked and lived until he flew off to Mexico and eternity one day in his 77th year. By then he had become a living legend and an exemplar of the good life that could be lived in the beautiful ambiance of Sausalito.