David G. Sellars

ON THE WATERFRONT: Time to winterize

FALL IS HARD upon us, which means winter is closer than many care to contemplate. Nonetheless, the seasons march on and we need to be… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: New piles, boats in Port Angeles Harbor

RECENTLY, CONTRACTORS INSTALLED a new piling at the Port of Port Angeles’ terminal one and four pilings at terminal three as well as performing maintenance… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Nonprofit fundraiser offers good time for great cause

Monday, Astoria Bay moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal three, she is a 609-foot cargo ship that will remain in port for a… Continue reading

 

ON THE WATERFRONT: Platypus hauls out luxury yacht Lady Bahi

PLATYPUS MARINE, THE Port Angeles-based full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer, this week hauled out Lady Bahi, which is now sitting on the hard… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Logs loading, September events ahead

IMPRESSION BAY, A 590-foot cargo ship, spent the week at the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3 taking on a load of debarked softwood logs… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Ports and shipyards in full swing

ON MONDAY, AFRICAN Piper, a 590-foot Bahamian-flagged bulk cargo ship, moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3. She will be in port for… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Swap meet, yard sale to benefit yacht club

NEXT WEEK IS the 13th annual Port Angeles Yacht Club’s Outdoor Marine Swap Meet and Indoor Yard Sale, one of the North Olympic Peninsula’s more… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Oil spill drill continues international partnership

THE COAST GUARD conducted an international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. According to a U.S. Coast Guard press release, the… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Barges log time in harbor

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the tug John Blix towed the deck barge Z Big One into the west end of Port Angeles Harbor where she took… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: New site for local company

EARLIER THIS WEEK I met with Dave Hagiwara, the general manager of Westport Shipyards, at the former site of the WalMart store on U.S. Highway… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Coast Guard boat out for renovation

PLATYPUS MARINE IN Port Angeles has Swordfish stowed in the Commander building. She is an 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat which is homeported in Port… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Wash-down equipment sees traffic this week

THE PORT OF Port Angeles’ wash-down facility that was constructed last year was recently used for the first time. The wash-down facility is an 18,500-square-foot… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Busy days for the Port of Port Angeles

EARLIER THIS WEEK, the tug John Blix towed the deck barge Z Big One into the west end of Port Angeles Harbor where she took… Continue reading

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