David G. Sellars

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Ship loading 5.5 million board feet of logs bound for China

It was very early Thursday morning when Global Gold, a 580-foot bulk cargo ship moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 to take… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Big marine swap meet and scuttlebutt for boaters coming up

One of the North Olympic Peninsula's most popular events for boaters takes place this coming Saturday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. when… Continue reading

Coast Guard introduces free smartphone app for mariners. And other North Olympic Peninsula waterfront items (** UPDATED WITH APP DOWNLOAD INFO ** )

EDITOR'S NOTE: The app is labeled as “United States Coast Guard.” For more information and to download the Coast Guard's boating safety app, go to… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Coast Guard introduces free smartphone app for mariners. And other North Olympic Peninsula waterfront items (** UPDATED WITH APP DOWNLOAD INFO ** )

EDITOR'S NOTE: The app is labeled as “United States Coast Guard.” For more information and to download the Coast Guard's boating safety app, go to… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: As oil rig remains in Port Angeles Harbor, plans start for cruise ship visit

The buzz along the Port Angeles waterfront continues to revolve around the Polar Pioneer drilling rig. Visually, all that seems to have changed from last… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Big oil rig, its cargo ship talk of the town

The buzz along the Port Angeles waterfront — indeed, much of the North Olympic Peninsula — has been about the Polar Pioneer drilling rig that… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Pilot boat gets semiannual look-see

A familiar Port Angeles Harbor vessel came out of the water last week for her semiannual maintenance. Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Coast Guard visitor from California in Port Angeles yard

There’s a Barracuda on the loose on the Port Angeles waterfront. Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive, on… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Second 164-footer built at Westport Shipyard in Port Angeles gets new name

NO. 2 HAS a new name. Westport Shipyard on Wednesday hauled out Astara, the second 164-foot tri-deck yacht built by Westport at its Marine Drive… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Platypus’ expansion bid promotes economy, jobs

I found Thursday's Port of Port Angeles commissioners' meeting quite interesting. Platypus Marine Inc., the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility, and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Logs loaded and a boat with Seahawks spirit

The bulk cargo ship Astoria Bay moored to Port of Port Angeles Terminal No. 3 early Wednesday evening. The 609-foot-long vessel made her way to… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Logs loaded and a boat with Seahawks spirit

The bulk cargo ship Astoria Bay moored to Port of Port Angeles Terminal No. 3 early Wednesday evening. The 609-foot-long vessel made her way to… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Admiral’s barge looms large at Platypus Marine in Port Angeles

PLATYPUS MARINE, THE full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, hauled out Old Man IV and stowed her in… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Familiar log tug headed to Panama

A frequent visitor to Port Angeles Harbor for four decades and one of the workhorses of the region’s timber boom is leaving for good. The… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Customer comes first with boat-builder’s labor of love

Eric Schneider, owner of Lee Shore Boats, has a labor of love, so to speak, this Valentine’s Day weekend. It’s a 28-foot mono hull that… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Delayed container ships wait in Port Angeles Harbor

An unusual sight in Port Angeles Harbor last week: two fully loaded container ships anchored in the harbor. They were unable to secure berths in… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles boat manufacturer adding inflatables to its line

One of the North Olympic Peninsula's success stories, Armstrong Marine on Octane Lane off U.S. Highway 101, midway between Sequim and Port Angeles, continues to… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: The patron saint of sailors

Young and old alike are anticipating the arrival of St. Nicholas this Thursday, Christmas Day. To 21st-century America, St. Nicholas is just another name for… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Sea trials turn out to be soggy work for Lee Shore Boats staffer

I visited this week with Joe Beck, who works in the sales and design department at Lee Shore Boats in Port Angeles. He said they… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT — Port Angeles’ Armstrong Marine a flurry of activity

I recently visited with Perry Knudson, who directs the international sales and marketing programs for Armstrong Marine in the company’s manufacturing facilities at the site… Continue reading