From our Docent Coordinator on the Upcoming Season!!!

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On our way to Patos Island!

Welcome to the Lighthouse!

Dear Patos Island KOPL friends,  

Thank you to all of you already scheduled to volunteer on Patos this summer as a lighthouse keeper. I’m trusting you all  have your dates confirmed. The season starts this coming weekend, through closing date of Sept. 19th. 

Thanks also for your continued support of Keepers of the Patos Light through your annual memberships which make it possible for KOPL to continue to keep the lighthouse open to the public.

 The calendar for this summer’s docent program does have open dates, for one overnight/2 days and multi day dates.   Let us help get you  to one of the most beautiful islands  in the San Juan Islands.  Many peak season weekends of the summer are yet to be spoken for, as well as some mid week dates. 

We are also still looking a docent to be out there for the annual Patos LIghthouse birthday party, August 11th. The party is on the morning of the 11th. To overlap with the party, there are open dates for 2 docents from August 10th and a few days either side. 

If you would like to join this special  boat trip for the day to Patos Island, to celebrate the 126th birthday of the lighthouse, seats on the tour boat are still available for purchase.   It is a donation of $50 per seat, arrive at the Brandts Landing, Eastsound, Orcas Island at 7:45 for an 8 am departure.    The boats will pick you up for return at 11:30 and be back by noon.  There will be a new exhibit on Boats that served Patos, and one on the Coast Salish.  Please email to Edrie Vinson,  Edrie Vinson <>, or check on our website for additional information. 

As your summer  is approaching,  do let me know if you would be interested to learn what dates are still available on Patos. 

Lastly, we are looking for a 2 person lightweight tent as a donation to our emergency supplies on Patos. It should be in good condition with all parts, but if there are tears, or small repairs we am still interested, as these can be fixed. We will pay for getting it shipped to us, in time for this summer. 

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend,
Tracey Cottingham
Patos Docent Coordinator for KOPL

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