Returning the Flag

The flag of the United States used to fly proudly over US Coast Guard Station, Patos Island. We do not know when the flag and pole were taken down, but from old photographs we know where the pole was located. We think it would be a dandy idea to return the flag and pole the island. The plan is for our volunteers and Docents to raise the flag whenever we are on island and able to open to light house.

Can you help us achieve this  goal with your donations? All donations are tax deductible. Please send donations, designated for the “FlagFund”

Mail to:

KOPL FlagFund, PO Box 1967, Eastsound, WA 98245

Coast Guard Officer-in-Charge Dale Nelson climbed on the flagpole to take this wonderful picture of the lighthouse, late "50s.

Coast Guard Officer-in-Charge Dale Nelson climbed on the flagpole to take this wonderful picture of the lighthouse, late “50s. Keepers of the Patos Light, PO Box 1967, Eastsound, WA 98245

Our Goal in 2016 and Beyond
Help fill this void
I will continue to add
this page to the newsletter and Blog until we reach
our goal.
“Patos” Bill Lavergne started the fund with a contribution of $500 and challenges other Patos Coast Guard Vets & families to donate and make this happen in 2014 with a contribution by year-end 2013
Patty & Jack Ware contribute $100 and challenge everyone who loves Patos Lighthouse to contribute in
Keepers of the Patos Light wish you all a wonderful Holiday season and may 2014 be your best year ever.
Send donations to: KOPL, PO Box 1967, Eastsound, WA 98245
All money received for the Flagpole Fund will be kept separate from our general operating fund.
Be sure to designate on your check if you are supporting the Flagpole.
Let’s get that flag flying. Think how beautiful our pictures will be with Mt. Baker in the back-ground, our adorable lighthouse in the fore-ground and our flag waving in the breeze. When the flag is flying, you will know that our docents are on board, ready to give tours and tell you a story.
Sandy and Dennis Evans contribute $100 and challenge
kayak enthusiasts that enjoy Patos.
Linda & David Hudson contribute $100 and challenge
other Lopezians who love Patos.
Denise and Daniel Wilk contribute $100 and challenge
boaters in the Salish Sea that enjoy Patos and the Light-
Diane and Jim Briggs contribute $50 and challenge bikers who love the San Juans to join the future


Returning the Flag — 1 Comment

  1. I saw the Notice in the USCG Retiree Newsletter about your effort to re-establish the flagpole and fly the US flag over the Patos Light Lighthouse. I think this is a great thing to do!

    My Dad was stationed there during WWII, and I found his entry in the Visitors Registry on page 177! Amazing! He always spoke fondly of the time he spent there and in the U.S. Coast Guard. His stories inspired me to join the USCG, also.

    How is the fund raising for the new flagpole going?

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