David G. Sellars

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

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Tanker seen in harbor for years gets a new owner, name and East Coast assignment

A LONGTIME VISITOR to Port Angeles Harbor received a new owner and a new name last week. Now it has received a farewell as the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Canadian ship spends week under repair in Port Angeles

The red-hulled Atlantic Superior — a ship not among the regular visitors to Port Angeles Harbor — left the Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: A homecoming of sorts for ship’s captain

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel based in Alaska made a brief stop in Port Angeles earlier this month. It was a homecoming… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Noted yacht makes another visit to Port Angeles for maintenance repair

Baseball has Mr. October, presidential elections typically have October surprises, and Platypus Marine has its own October tradition: the arrival at its facility of the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Topside repair business steps up in Port of Port Angeles

Fall is here, and the topside repair business is accelerating in the Port of Port Angeles. Polar Resolution, a crude oil tanker operated by Polar… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Converted tug quite an eye-catcher

My wife, Mardi, and I took the MV Coho from Port Angeles to Victoria to visit her mother. Pulling into Victoria’s Inner Harbour aboard the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Schooner makes Port Angeles stopover en route to Antarctica

For a week or more, Issuma was moored in the Port Angeles Boat Haven. She is a 50-foot steel staysail schooner built in Tarare, France,… 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