David G. Sellars

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

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: A week of big ships keeps Port of Port Angeles busy

Big ships tying up to Port of Port Angeles docks dominated the past week in Port Angeles Harbor. The Panamanian-flagged cargo ship Bunun Ace moored… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: 2.6 million board feet loaded onto log ship bound for China

If you WERE driving along Marine Drive in Port Angeles this past week, it was hard to miss the vast collection of debarked logs and… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Unmanned-aircraft system installed on Westport prototype cutter

An unusual-looking apparatus was installed Thursday on the foredeck of Solution (GRC 43), which is moored to Westport Shipyard’s dock at Port Angeles Boat Haven.… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Two large cruise ships to visit Port Angeles next month

It's official: Two large Holland America cruise ships will visit Port Angeles next month, docking at the Port of Port Angeles' Terminal 1 North. On… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Cargo ship departs this week with load of logs to China

The Oriente Crest, a 561-foot, Panamanian-flagged bulk cargo ship, is spending this weekend moored to Port of Port Angeles Terminal 3. She’s expected to remain… Continue reading

F.A.S.T. — What to do in case of a stroke . . . . by PDN maritime columnist David G. Sellars

On Sunday, March 2, I returned from a four-month hiatus and resumed writing the Peninsula Daily News' “On the Waterfront” maritime column. Friends, acquaintances and… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: What are those pontoons for?

A LONG-HAUL TRUCKING company from Florida brought an unusual looking cargo to the Port Angeles Boatyard on Monday. The company, Evora Express, drove in with… Continue reading

DAVID SELLARS’ ON THE WATERFRONT COLUMN: Sixth log ship of the year loads up in Port Angeles

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

DAVID SELLARS ‘ON THE WATERFRONT’ — Visiting a Port Angeles building full of boats in for repair

VERNE BRAGHETTA, WHO heads up the fiberglass department at Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles,… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: 1930s-era wooden vessel well-traveled, at home in Port Angeles

A BEAUTY WITH a rich and well-traveled past is on the hard in Platypus Marine Inc.'s yard in Port Angeles. Platypus Marine is, of course,… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Port Angeles boat builder acquires land with eye toward expansion

Lee Shore Boats, the aluminum-boat manufacturer whose production facilities are on the west side of Port Angeles, recently closed escrow on 3 acres that adjoins… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: What ships must do when the fog sets in

That persistent fog caused by a ridge of high pressure over much of the West Coast that has blanketed coastal cities has reached almost legendary… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Lady Washington out of the water is still shipshape

Platypus Marine, Port Angeles' full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive, is noted for hauling out big yachts, fishing boats and commercial… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Strolling the Port Townsend boatyard

While much of the populace in Port Townsend was occupied with the Great Kinetic Skulpture Race last weekend, my wife and I spent a couple… Continue reading