BME Fishermen Give Back to USCG

Avid fishermen, and Blue Mountain Electric electricians, Eric Havland and Andrew Rathbun had a chance to do something unique this week. BME sent them to remote Stuart Island, in Washington State, to install a generator for a USCG Aids to Navigation Station. As fishermen, it was a great opportunity to use their electrical skills to support the USCG, an agency which supports fishermen everywhere when they get into trouble on the water.

The remote nature of the project presented numerous logistical challenges. BME provided a turn-key installation for prime contractor RHD Enterprises and bore the responsibility of hiring and coordination of two subcontractors, a water taxi and a barge service. Tides, weather, COVID-19, poor cell reception, and the schedules of USCG personnel added additional variables. Several challenges arose during the execution of the project, but these were dealt with quickly and the project was completed successfully.

Blue Mountain Electric, Inc has supported the USCG with four projects to date and continues supporting the USCG and U.S. Navy in the Puget Sound Region with our innovative tech, attention to detail, and unwavering standards of quality. BME would like to thank RHD Enterprises, Blythe Plumbing and Mechanical, Pintail Marine, and Island Express Charters for their excellent assistance in completing this successful project.

By Evan Derickson – Cartography: Own workShorelines: Western Washington University; USGSLand and marine feature labels: US GNISNational border: USGS, CC BY-SA 4.0,