OPALCO purchased L. T. Mulvaney’s Friday Harbor Light and Power Company (diesel).
OPALCO had 260 members. There were approximately 350 families living on Orcas Island and approximately 3,300 people living in the San Juan Archipelago.
August 8, 1940: The Orcas generating plant was enlarged to twice its original size and two more Worthington 100kW generators were installed, providing 24-hour service to Orcas Island.
The Orcas generating plant was enlarged to twice its original size and one more Worthington 100kw generators was installed, providing 24-hour service to Orcas Island.
At OPALCO’s second annual meeting, member Al O’Neal won a prize for supplying the best last line to the new jingle “OPAL,” as OPALCO used to be known. … Read More
Orcas Island school teacher Mrs. Ruby Cross Langell filled the vacancy created by the resignation of J. E. Harrison, becoming the first woman to occupy an Orcas Power … Read More
Manager E.W. Johnson resigned due to pressing “business affairs in Alaska.” J. E. Harrison resigned from the Board and was hired as a permanent, part-time Manager on June … Read More
Mr. Eber Bruns was hired as Chief Engineer of the power plant for a salary of $100.00. He, his wife Atlanta, and their two children moved into the … Read More