With Port of Anacortes Executive Director Bob Hyde behind the wheel, state Senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano Island) toured Anacortes waterfront facilities including Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). Accompanying Hyde and Haugen on the Wednesday morning tour were DCI owner Dick Nelson (back seat, left) and Skagit Council of Government (SCOG) Transportation Director James Mastin. Hyde’s […]
Tesoro announced Friday its plans to invest about $50 million in a land-based crude oil unloading facility at its Anacortes refinery. The facility, to be located near the plant’s existing propane tank facility, will bring crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale/Williston Basin. In addition to reducing dependency on foreign crude, the plan addresses the […]
Past, present and future are represented in this lineup of vessels at Dakota Creek Industries on the Guemes Channel. The state ferry Chelan (left) has been around for many years; the Legacy (center) is a new Crowley vessel, scheduled for completion this summer; the vessel under construction (right) is another Crowley tugboat with a completion […]
Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard is a busy place these days. A number of crews are doing maintenance work on vessels including a state ferry. Other crews work on vessel construction. Pictured here is a Crowley tug, bright prop blade shining under wet Northwest conditions. DCI is the Port of Anacortes’ largest tenant.
Travel north on Commercial Avenue and you will see the state ferry Hyak on the horizon. Drive to the Port of Anacortes dock and you will find crews hard at work prepping the vessel for paint. I, for one, am pleased with this drydock project, one of the latest for Dakota Creek Industries. I recall […]
Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) has drawing power, as evidenced by the fact that hundreds responded Sunday to an open house invitation aboard the M/V Cade Candies. In this photo a couple enjoys the view from the upper level of the maintenance and repair vessel. DCI graciously allowed guests to tour all levels of the ship, […]
Dakota Creek Industries is one of those rare businesses where much of the progress on projects is visible to the public. Although initial work may begin indoors, vessels such as the Cade Candies ultimately end up on display in the shipyard before launch and departure to delivery points around the world. It’s a fascinating, important […]