David G. Sellars

ON THE WATERFRONT: Barges log time in harbor

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the tug John Blix towed the deck barge Z Big One into the west end of Port Angeles Harbor where she took… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: New site for local company

EARLIER THIS WEEK I met with Dave Hagiwara, the general manager of Westport Shipyards, at the former site of the WalMart store on U.S. Highway… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Coast Guard boat out for renovation

PLATYPUS MARINE IN Port Angeles has Swordfish stowed in the Commander building. She is an 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat which is homeported in Port… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Wash-down equipment sees traffic this week

THE PORT OF Port Angeles’ wash-down facility that was constructed last year was recently used for the first time. The wash-down facility is an 18,500-square-foot… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Busy days for the Port of Port Angeles

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the tug John Blix towed the deck barge Z Big One into the west end of Port Angeles Harbor where she took… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Change, snow in the air at Port Angeles harbor

THIS WEEK WHEN I stopped in at Tesoro Petroleum’s office, I was told they did not bunker any ships during the week because their barge,… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Bosun’s pipe calls through history

EARLY IN THE week, K. Asian Beauty, a 604-foot car carrier with a 98-foot beam, anchored in the west end of the harbor. I understand… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Port and starboard have their origins explained

AT THE BEGINNING of the week, the 360-foot petroleum products tank barge DBL 55 moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3. I understand… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Saint Nicholas’ traditional maritime roots

OL’ SAINT NICK will make his presence known in the next couple of days. Saint Nicholas was an early Christian bishop with a penchant for… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Holiday gifts for the mariner on your list

CHRISTMAS IS NOT too far away, not that many of us need reminding, although finding the perfect gift for someone who enjoys all that the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Instruments knot the only way to measure wind

EARLY THURSDAY MORNING the 590-foot cargo ship Angelic Zephyr moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ terminal 3. The Panamanian-flagged vessel will remain in port… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Winter is coming so it’s time to prepare for safe storage

OLYMPIC MARINE IN Port Angeles offers mechanical services to the boating industry. Atop their building on First Street in Port Angeles, there is a marquis… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat Haven opens laundry facility

WORK IS PROGRESSING well at the site of the Marine Trades Industrial Park which is located at the former site of the Pen Ply mill.… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Yacht club completes big annual fundraiser

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the log boom at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor was cleaned out of its inventory, which was loaded aboard the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: 15,000 tons of logs for Coos Bay, Ore.

EARLIER THIS WEEK the 113-foot tug Gene Dunlap brought an empty log barge to Port Angeles. The tug held the barge, which is owned by… Continue reading

2 pics of cable innovator at terminal one

ON THE WATERFRONT: Wood chips loaded in Port Angeles

Tuesday, personnel loaded two Seaspan barges at the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 with wood chips provided by Interfor. The process… Continue reading

2 pics of cable innovator at terminal one

ON THE WATERFRONT: Scuttlebutt about toeing the line

THIS WEEK WHEN I stopped in at Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, I was… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Tons happening around Port Angeles waters

ON THURSDAY, MY wife and I had lunch at one of the local restaurants along the waterfront with a view of the deep water harbor… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pulp barge bound for British Columbia

This week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday barges were at the Port of Port Angeles terminal being loaded with wood chips for use in pulp… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Rogue wave survivor renamed, loading logs destined for China

While roaming the waterfront this week, the buzz was all about last weekend’s maritime festival. Every person I spoke with said they thought the festival… Continue reading