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West Buxton dam, ca. 1912

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West Buxton dam, ca. 1912

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The West Buxton Power Station on the Saco River.

Portland Electric Co. built the dam on the river in 1906 at the site of a former sawmill.

In 1912, Cumberland County Power & Light Co. purchased the power station. Central Maine Power Co. acquired the Cumberland County company in 1942.

The power station pictured here was replaced in 1947-1948.

Other Information


  • Title: West Buxton dam, ca. 1912
  • Creation Date: circa 1912
  • Subject Date: circa 1912
  • Town: Buxton
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 14 x 9
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Places -- Bryant Pond-Buxton
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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