David G. Sellars

ON THE WATERFRONT: Liberty Bay renamed Washington

EARLIER THIS WEEK Liberty Bay, a 790-foot crude oil tanker, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 1. During her brief stay, personnel erected… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Cable Innovator visits Port Angeles

CABLE INNOVATOR, THE 476-foot cable layer, has been in Port Angeles for the past couple of weeks. The vessel is typically moored in Victoria as… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: USAV Palo Alto visits Port Angeles

WEDNESDAY, THE USAV Palo Alto moored to the visitors dock on the west side of the harbormasters office at the Port Angeles marina. She is… Continue reading

 

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Vessel awaits tide for haul-out to assess damage

In November 1976, Capt. Fred Rodolf purchased a Kelly hull in the Grays Harbor County town of Westport, upon which he built a 75-foot motor… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles’ log exports already exceed forecasts

Sun Ruby, a 580-foot log ship, spent the week at the Port of Port Angeles T-Pier taking on a load of logs. This is the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Port Angeles crew assisting with big radar job

IN WHAT WAS the tallest vessel to come up the Strait of Juan de Fuca in many years, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar — fortunately shortened… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Wood chips expressed from Port Angeles to China

THE KUTAI EXPRESS moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 on Tuesday. The ship is a wood chips carrier that is 656 feet… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Log ship’s past illustrates dangers of the sea

A VISITOR WITH interesting anecdotal history has spent the past week tied up to Port of Port Angeles Terminal 3. Astoria Bay is a 610-foot… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Cargo ships arrive ‘deadhead’ in Port Angeles

Thanks and a tip of the bosun's cap to Ed Chadd of Port Angeles, who wrote to ask if ships are loaded with cargo or… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Fog horns resound along Port Angeles Harbor

THE MARINE LAYER that blanketed our area at the beginning of the week generated a number of inquiries from constant readers (my wife even fielded… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Survivor of Pearl Harbor attack works Port Angeles Harbor fish pens

A part of American naval legend moored to the Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 3 to take on a load of fresh water Friday afternoon.… Continue reading

IF YOU MISSED THIS: Like something from ‘Star Trek” — what is that strange-looking vessel? (UPDATED)

(PDN's "On the Waterfront" Sunday column) PORT ANGELES — Galeocerdo — which is the genus name of the tiger shark — came into the Port… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Like something from ‘Star Trek” — what is that strange-looking vessel?

PORT ANGELES — Galeocerdo — which is the genus name of the tiger shark — came into the Port Angeles Boat Haven for a load… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat that burned in 2013 leaves Port Angeles for Canadian port

THE 73-foot ex-commercial fishing vessel converted into a yacht with a colorful name has left after quite an adventure in Port Angeles. Platypus Marine, the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: 2014 log export tally so far … 73 million board feet

Zambesi, a 587-foot bulk cargo ship, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 on Wednesday for a 10-day stay to take on a… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Fourth of July boat parade in Port Angeles Harbor on Friday

IF YOU’RE IN Port Angeles to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, be sure to look to the harbor in the 2 o’clock hour. The Port… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: New East Jefferson Fire-Rescue boat due to be launched today

Today is likely to be a busy day for some of the personnel at Lee Shore Boats in Port Angeles. They are slated to launch… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Ship travels 5,000 miles to pick up Peninsula logs

Global Heart, a 584-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 at suppertime last Sunday, concluding a 4,918-nautical-mile voyage since… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Port Angeles-built boat to go to Panama

Island Express III was launched in Port Angeles last week. She is a 72-foot-long, 92-passenger ferry that was built to U.S. Coast Guard standards by… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Assembly required for new boat at Port Angeles yard

Armstrong Marine, the aluminum-boat manufacturer whose headquarters are just off U.S. Highway 101 midway between Port Angeles and Sequim, attached the wheelhouse and passenger compartment… Continue reading