Orcas Island Puts Up First Power Lines

The firm of NePage McKenny began construction on 53 miles of overhead power lines on Orcas Island.  Four crews with a total of 85 men, many of them local, were contracted to complete the work in 60 days.

Power poles start to mark the landscape. Photo courtesy of CCC corpsman John Collins.

Power and phone poles in Eastsound, looking West. Photo courtesy of John Colllins.