A tour group gazes up at a yacht under repair in the massive Westport Yachts repair bay, which was opened for visitor viewing during the Port of Port Angeles’ inaugural Waterfront Days last year. (Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT: Second Waterfront Days sure to make a splash

THE PORT ANGELES waterfront will have activities galore in the next few weeks to delight the fancy of water watchers, mariners and just plain curious folk.

Next Sunday, May 21, many of the businesses and organizations that work and support the local waterfront will participate in the second annual Waterfront Days.

From noon to 4 p.m. on that day, the following merchants, vendors and organizations will participate in the festivities (by all accounts, last year’s inaugural event was well-received, which portends well for this year’s wingding):

• Port of Port Angeles.

• Port Angeles Yacht Club.

• North Olympic Power Squadron.

• Coast Guard Auxiliary.

• Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

• Masco.

• Westport.

• Platypus.

• North Olympic Salmon Coalition.

• Streamkeepers of Clallam County.

• Port Angeles High School Sailing Team.

• Puget Sound Pilots.

There will be boats available for touring and free vessel safety checks at the Port Angeles Yacht Club, 1305 Marine Drive.

Also on tap are driving tours of Terminals (docks) 1 and 3, guided tours of Platypus Marine, exhibits and demonstrations at the PA Yacht Club, food trucks at the west Boat Haven and a kids scavenger hunt with prizes.

Swap meet, sale

The Port Angeles Yacht Club will host its 11th annual Outdoor Marine Swap Meet and Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the yacht club, which is at the west end of Port Angeles Boat Haven.

This is a well-attended event and a great opportunity to find or sell marine-related equipment at the outdoor swap meet or purchase some household treasures at the indoor sale.

Seller spaces for the outdoor marine swap meet are available for $10. No seller spaces are available for household items at the indoor sale.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available along with the marine and household treasures.

For more information about reserving an outdoor space, send an email to [email protected] or leave a message on the yacht club phone (360-457-4132).

Guest at Boat Haven

The superyacht Triton was at the guest dock at the Port Angeles Boat Haven on Thursday. She is a 163-foot Delta Marine that was built in Seattle in 2004.

The impressive vessel is currently in Victoria and will soon be heading for Alaskan waters for the summer season.

On the hard

Platypus Marine, the Port Angeles-based, full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive, has Qualuy Squallum, a 58-foot Jensen, sitting on the hard at its facility.

I understand personnel will be replacing the windows in the wheelhouse and the vessel will receive a fresh coat of bottom paint.

Jeremy Winn of Hoquiam owns the vessel, which was previously known as Mineo Bros when she fished for squid in the waters off Monterey, Calif.

When Jeremy purchased the boat, he converted her from a squid boat to a seiner and crabber.

When Qualuy Squalum goes back into the water, she will be heading for Alaska to seine for salmon.

Platypus is currently building some highly specialized torpedo handling equipment for use aboard Virginia Class submarines for use by vessels that are homeported in Norfolk, Va.

Harbor happenings

On Tuesday, Tesoro in Port Angeles Harbor provided bunkers to Red Fin, a 623-foot bulk cargo ship that is flagged in Malta.

On Saturday, Tesoro is scheduled to bunker Nord Mississippi, a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier that is 656 feet long.

Tesoro is also scheduled to refuel BW Volans on Saturday. She is a 738-foot LPG carrier flagged in the United Kingdom.


David G. Sellars is a Port Angeles resident and former Navy boatswain’s mate who enjoys boats and strolling the area’s waterfronts and boat yards.

Items and questions involving boating, marina and industrial activities and the North Olympic Peninsula waterfronts are always welcome. News announcements about boating groups, including yacht clubs and squadrons, are welcome as well.

Email [email protected] or phone him at 360-808-3202.

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