This month’s Monthly Historical Matinee will feature the real McCoy’s (Miles and Louellen), Sunday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.
Long-time Orcas residents, they met and married in 1961.They still drive the 1956 Volkswagen, bought new in New York. He was interested in boats since he was a young lad, and ran a charter business. His vessel the beloved Sharon L., was purchased with his father after WWII.
Miles did a stint with the Marine Corps Reserve during the Korean War. He and Louellen built a spectacularly situated house on pilings along West Sound.
Louellen was the accompanist for the Orcas Choral Society since its founding, retiring just a few years ago. Miles is the Senior Past Commander of the Orcas Island Yacht Club, past fire fighter, master mariner, sail-maker and casual maritime historian.Their friend Dan Wilk will act as moderator. Sponsored by the Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum.