David G. Sellars

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

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