David G. Sellars

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

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Hull marks help ships toe the (load) line

Among the many hieroglyphics that can be found on vessels sailing the ocean and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, there’s none more important than… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles boat manufacturer markets around the globe

DURING A VISIT to Armstrong Marine, the aluminum-boat fabricator based on U.S. Highway 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim, I became fascinated by the amount… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Alaskan tour boat repaired in Port Angeles yard

Lu-Lu Belle SPENT much of the week on the hard at the Port Angeles Boat Yard. The 75-foot boat is owned by Fred and Megan… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: What happens to logs exported from Port Angeles [**GALLERY**]

Astoria Bay moored to the Port of Port Angeles' T-Pier on Friday. At 610 feet long, she is the largest of the ships that come… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Neah Bay charter boat undergoing refurbishing in Port Angeles

Westport Shipyard has been a staple within the boat-building industry for nearly 60 years. For a decade or more before Westport began building composite luxury… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Ex-forestry boat has a storied past

I SPENT TIME last week with Frank Balch aboard his boat, Douglas Fir II, that is moored near the head of C Float in the… Continue reading

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: How to flip a 10,000-pound boat hull

I recently visited Lee Shore Boats at its new facility on Edgewood Drive on Port Angeles' west side where Priest Logging used to be. As… Continue reading