David G. Sellars

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

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles boatbuilder gains $38 million Navy contract

Armstrong Marine, the aluminum-boat fabricator on U.S. Highway 101 midway between Port Angeles and Sequim, has been awarded a five-year contract by the Department of… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Longtime salt heading away from the water to the farm

While driving along Marine Drive in Port Angeles a couple of weeks ago, I saw that Sea Chest, a 42-foot Grand Banks Classic, was moored… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles-made vessel destined to be floating classroom

Armstrong Marine, the aluminum boat fabricator on U.S. Highway 101 midway between Port Angeles and Sequim, launched Coastal Explorer last week. For the past three… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Largest log ship takes on cargo at Port Angeles terminal

THE LARGEST BULK cargo ship to arrive for a load of logs at the Port of Port Angeles in recent memory was tied up at… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: From Port Angeles to Alaska in a 14-foot boat [Corrected]

Philip Winrod of Forks left Port Angeles on Aug. 5 and set a northerly course for Ketchikan, Alaska. His nonstop journey weaved its way around… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Activity beckons at Port Angeles Boatyard

The Port Angeles Boatyard continues to be a beehive of activity, although that should not be surprising to anyone. The management of the yard is… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Great wall of logs bound for China this week

Only a handful of insomniacs and really early risers will see the 3 a.m. Monday arrival in Port Angeles of Selinda, a new 587-foot, self-trimming… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat linked to former U.S. president gets a paint job in Port Angeles [**GALLERY**]

Keith Benson journeyed to Port Angeles from his home on Vashon Island last weekend aboard his vintage yacht Arro. She was hauled out of the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: That special Tesoro fuel blend for Port Angeles Harbor

I'm asked occasionally if tractor-trailer tankers deliver the bunker fuels to the Tesoro Petroleum Marine Terminal that are then used to refuel ships in Port… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat that once carried Fleet Adm. Nimitz visits Port Angeles, Port Townsend

THE WINGS OF Freedom vintage planes from World War II arrive on the North Olympic Peninsula this Monday morning (click on the story on the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles-based armada heads north to Alaska

AS THE SUN crept over the horizon Thursday morning, Northern Legacy quietly slipped out of Port Angeles Harbor bound for Dall Island, Alaska. Following in… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Platypus personnel get a lesson in fire safety

It looked like a barbecue was on. On Thursday afternoon, about a dozen folks were standing around what appeared to be a makeshift fire pit… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles-made work boat hightails it in sea trials

LEE SHORE BOATS’ newest craft goes by the unceremonious name of UB45-1. Lee Shore, the boat manufacturer on Edgewood Drive in Port Angeles, launched the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Shipwright’s canoes all in the details

Eric Bert, a well-known and highly regarded shipwright who operates his business, Modern Yacht Joinery, from a shop at the Port Angeles Boat Haven, recently… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT WITH DAVID G. SELLARS: Adventures on both sides of the Strait

My wife, Mardi, and I took last week off and went to Victoria aboard the MV Coho to spend time with her mother, a dear… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Careful process to remove waste water from ships

There was a fair bit of activity last week on the docks at the foot of Cedar Street in Port Angeles. Capella, a 332-foot-long tank… Continue reading