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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 to the dock adjacent to the boat house where she is usually berthed. Seeing an opportunity to take a close look at the boat and chat with her owner, Mike Sabin, I walked down to the boat but was unable to roust anyone. [email protected]  09:53

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 weeks, the displacement catamaran was stowed in the large building at the Port Angeles Boatyard, where personnel attended to a countless number of details prior to her going into the water. Jason Minnoch, who works in Armstrong’s sales department, said the vessel, which is 54 feet long with an 18-foot beam, is a floating classroom built for Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, S.C. [email protected]  08:32

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Largest log ship takes on cargo at Port Angeles terminal (exporting raw material)

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 Terminal 3. The 2-year-old STX Rapido arrived Aug. 12 from Korea by way of San Diego, Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C., where she offloaded coils and plates of steel in each port.  With some regularity, the latest wave of log ships has been coming into Port Angeles for the past 3½ years. [email protected] 11:19

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 overseen by individuals who eagerly strive to meet their customers’ needs.  Additionally, there are numerous local qualified tradespeople who are readily available to work on vessels at an owner’s behest.  In addition, Port Angeles’ is one of a dwindling number of yards along the West Coast where a boat owner can work on his or her own vessel. [email protected]

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Great wall of logs bound for China this week (I see piles of job’s being exported)

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 bulk cargo ship. [email protected]

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat linked to former U.S. president gets a paint job in Port Angeles

Platypus Marine Inc., the Port Angeles-based, full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer, recently launched Adamant, a 58-foot limit seiner that the company custom-built for a longtime customer..

.While Eliza Joye was out of the water, personnel painted the bottom and installed a new set of zincs.

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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 homepage). But another piece of World War II history, during which she served a noted American war hero, floated in last weekend and tied up at Port Angeles Boat Haven before moving on to Port Townsend. [email protected]

Port Angeles Boat Builders and yards are busy! David G. Sellars On The Waterfront

David G. Sellars, pdn.com – LEE SHORE BOATS’ newest craft goes by the unceremonious name of UB45-1., recently launched a pair of 26-foot oil-spill-response vessels (OSRV) that were built for use by BP PLC, the former British Petroleum. On Saturday, Platypus Marine Inc., the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, moved Adamant from the Rubb Building to the Commander Building.  She is a 58-foot steel limit seiner that Platypus began constructing early last summer. Qualay Squallum, a 58-foot Jensen that is used as a seiner and crabber by her owner, Jeremy Winn of Hoquiam, has been sitting on the hard at Platypus Marine for the past few days. continued