David G. Sellars

ON THE WATERFRONT: Change, snow in the air at Port Angeles harbor

THIS WEEK WHEN I stopped in at Tesoro Petroleum’s office, I was told they did not bunker any ships during the week because their barge,… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Bosun’s pipe calls through history

EARLY IN THE week, K. Asian Beauty, a 604-foot car carrier with a 98-foot beam, anchored in the west end of the harbor. I understand… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Port and starboard have their origins explained

AT THE BEGINNING of the week, the 360-foot petroleum products tank barge DBL 55 moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3. I understand… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Saint Nicholas’ traditional maritime roots

OL’ SAINT NICK will make his presence known in the next couple of days. Saint Nicholas was an early Christian bishop with a penchant for… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Holiday gifts for the mariner on your list

CHRISTMAS IS NOT too far away, not that many of us need reminding, although finding the perfect gift for someone who enjoys all that the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Instruments knot the only way to measure wind

EARLY THURSDAY MORNING the 590-foot cargo ship Angelic Zephyr moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ terminal 3. The Panamanian-flagged vessel will remain in port… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Winter is coming so it’s time to prepare for safe storage

OLYMPIC MARINE IN Port Angeles offers mechanical services to the boating industry. Atop their building on First Street in Port Angeles, there is a marquis… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat Haven opens laundry facility

WORK IS PROGRESSING well at the site of the Marine Trades Industrial Park which is located at the former site of the Pen Ply mill.… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Yacht club completes big annual fundraiser

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the log boom at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor was cleaned out of its inventory, which was loaded aboard the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: 15,000 tons of logs for Coos Bay, Ore.

EARLIER THIS WEEK the 113-foot tug Gene Dunlap brought an empty log barge to Port Angeles. The tug held the barge, which is owned by… Continue reading

2 pics of cable innovator at terminal one

ON THE WATERFRONT: Wood chips loaded in Port Angeles

Tuesday, personnel loaded two Seaspan barges at the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 with wood chips provided by Interfor. The process… Continue reading

2 pics of cable innovator at terminal one

ON THE WATERFRONT: Scuttlebutt about toeing the line

THIS WEEK WHEN I stopped in at Platypus Marine, the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, I was… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Tons happening around Port Angeles waters

ON THURSDAY, MY wife and I had lunch at one of the local restaurants along the waterfront with a view of the deep water harbor… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pulp barge bound for British Columbia

This week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday barges were at the Port of Port Angeles terminal being loaded with wood chips for use in pulp… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Rogue wave survivor renamed, loading logs destined for China

While roaming the waterfront this week, the buzz was all about last weekend’s maritime festival. Every person I spoke with said they thought the festival… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Remember life jackets, radio for fun, safe boating

MONDAY IS MEMORIAL Day, a federal holiday that was originally known as Decoration Day and originated in the years following the Civil War that honors… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Soft hemlock exported to China

LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON Global Gold, a 580-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship loaded with about 5 million board feet of debarked logs, eased off the Port of… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Astoria Bay to leave laden with logs

AT THE BEGINNING of the week Astoria Bay moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 to take on a load of debarked logs… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Liberty Bay renamed Washington

EARLIER THIS WEEK Liberty Bay, a 790-foot crude oil tanker, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 1. During her brief stay, personnel erected… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Cable Innovator visits Port Angeles

CABLE INNOVATOR, THE 476-foot cable layer, has been in Port Angeles for the past couple of weeks. The vessel is typically moored in Victoria as… Continue reading