David G. Sellars

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

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