Tidal Vibrations Take Out Sub-Marine Cable

OPALCO members experienced an extended outage due to a submarine cable break caused by the vibration of the cable (Aeolian action) induced by marine tidal current action.

“…Walter Buffum milks his cows by hand for the first time in 30 years.  Twelve-year-old Jennifer Elf misses her favorite rock-n-roll show on television. Auxiliary diesel generators provide enough electricity for OPALCO members to have a couple hours of power each day while temperatures drop near freezing…”

-Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 22, 1964