Fleet Admiral King – continued

June 29, 2011 at 3:14 am 4 comments

Part One

Fleet Admiral King

Lisa, of Busters House would like to know if anyone has any information as to who was the artist- any ideas?????????

A Night View

As with any project there are always hiccups. As most are aware there isn’t any electricity at the site so therefore we had to go solar in order to light the flag at night. We had to use a bucket truck and the Electrical Dept. to get the solar panel and light up to the cross arm of the flag pole. However, in the blustery winds the solar panel moved and was pointing the wrong way – a readjustment and tightening up had to be done. Now it turns out we have to adjust the light direction as it is hitting the bar.
The problem is we can only do the adjustments in the day time which makes “light direction” a bit difficult but there is a light on the flag and we will sort this out.

The weather also played havoc with pouring the concrete around the flag pole the week before the flag raising ceremony.Thanks to John Falbo and Terminal Ready- Mix Inc after a week of rain delays they have poured the ocean, lake, sky blue concrete around the base of the flag pole. Our gratitude goes without saying

It takes many, many hands, expertise and talent to get projects like this up and running. I also wanted to share some photos taken by another photographer last Saturday – following photos were taken by
ROGER BROWNSON and appear with his permission:

Preparing to raise the flags


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Flag Raising – Fleet Admiral King Port Fest and Post Office

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Renee Dore  |  June 29, 2011 at 3:50 am

    This gets better and better the more we see the project becomes reality-step by step. Without so many volunteers it would never happen. I am sending these links to other King related Associations upon their request so they too can see what is now being done in his boyhood neighborhood, thanks, Renee

  • 2. Roger Brownson  |  June 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    nice pictures… nice article… nice seeing you there. roger b

  • 3. Lisa  |  June 30, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for the link, Loraine! Hopefully the artist will be found in time for the new school dedication.

  • 4. Lisa  |  July 1, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Does anybody know how to get the portrait question to Frank Hicks? He was a long-time art teacher at Admiral King HS.

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