Photos by Tag: dci

January 20th, 2020

Winter: working waterfront

Fidalgo Island’s working waterfront knows no season. Yes, some seasons are busier than others, but activities ranging from recreational sailing to commercial fishing continue year-round, as evidenced by these photos taken Sunday, January 19. In addition to several local marinas, marine activities include Wahington State Ferries (WSF), the Port of Anacortes, Dakota Creek Industries, Trident, […]

August 31st, 2010

DCI drydock

A barge in drydock on the Guemes Channel. This Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) facility, located at the end of Commercial Avenue, is busy year-round.

August 23rd, 2010

Tillikum at DCI

Among several vessels currently under construction or repair at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) of Anacortes is the state ferry Tillikum, built in Seattle in 1959.

May 27th, 2009

DCI flip

When it comes to lifting several tons of steel into a precise position, “the wind is not our friend.” Heavy equipment operators held a helicopter pad in vertical position Wednesday morning at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI), where another the vessel Otto Candies is under construction. Ultimately the pad was flipped over so welders could get […]

December 13th, 2008

New pier progress

Dramatic progress has been made in recent weeks at Dakota Creek Industries, where a partnership between DCI and the Port of Anacortes will lead to additional shipyard space by next spring. Visible in the distance is the loading of a ship with petroleum coke, a refinery byproduct used in the smelting of aluminum.

October 25th, 2008

Boat building

The marine services sector of the local economy is strong, thanks in large part to Dakota Creek Industries. This vessel is under construction at the shipyard between 5th Street and the Guemes Channel.

September 11th, 2008

Shoreline cleanup

As usual, the pace is hectic at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard on the Guemes Channel. Dredging by DCI contractor Pacific Pile and Marine is taking place in the foreground for improvements that will include new docking facilities. In the background, the state ferry “Sealth” stands in drydock for maintenance. This project includes cleanup of […]

August 6th, 2008

Congressman climbs

U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (D-2nd Dist.) follows Dakota Creek Industries executive Mike Nelson up a ramp leading to the new vessel Grant Candies. A visit to the DCI-built ship was part of a morning schedule that included an on-site tour of Port of Anacortes/DCI Project Pier 1.

February 23rd, 2008

Weekend lift

Saturday morning was a workday for at least part of the construction crew at Dakota Creek Industries on the Anacortes waterfront. Crane operators worked their magic as a section of decking was lifted into place on the Grant Candies, a vessel that will reportedly be used in deepwater oil exploration activities.

February 13th, 2008

Grant Candies

I was excited by this afternoon’s sunshine, so headed out with my camera for the Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard, where progress on the vessel “Grant Candies” continues. I can spot this boat from my living room window, but hadn’t been close for a couple of weeks. Ship construction is a fascinating art.

August 16th, 2006

Congressman visits

It was Congressman Rick Larsen’s second visit to Anacortes in as many days Wednesday when he arrived to tour Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) facilities. He is pictured here reviewing shipyard improvement plans with Mike Nelson (DCI) and Port Commissioner Bill Short (center). Larsen’s arrival drew a crowd including: Port of Anacortes staff, Port Commissioners Short […]

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