...1951 - 1975

Four New Cables Laid Between Lopez and San Juan Island – ADD PIX

July 1961:  OPALCO  laid four new cables between Lopez and San Juan.

Lopez-San Juan Cable Breaks Again

The submarine cable between Lopez and San Juan failed again. Diesel generators in Friday Harbor supplied power until the early morning of July 17, when the repaired cable … Read More

Lopez Island Celebrates New Power with Big Party

July 22, 1951: More than 700 people thronged Odlin Park on Lopez Island to help OPALCO and BPA celebrate the delivery of power from Anacortes to Lopez Island. … Read More

OPALCO Buys Land on Lopez, Builds Generating Plant

OPALCO acquired five acres on Lopez from “Mrs. Riviere” and built a new diesel power plant.