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Portland Water District intake house, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924

Contributed by Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

This photo was taken during Portland Water District's construction of the new intake and conduit from Sebago Lake and appeared in the Portland Evening Express & Advertiser on December 9, 1924.

The original gate and screen house, built in 1869 by the Portland Water Company, had been in use for 55 years but was not low enough to provide water to Portland in the event of another great fire. To remedy this, a new intake house, pictured here, was built.

Water passed through the intake house and was screened before entering the tunnel pipe line on its way to Portland.

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  • Title: Portland Water District intake house, Sebago Lake, ca. 1924
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald, Portland Evening Express & Advertiser
  • Creation Date: circa 1924
  • Subject Date: circa 1924
  • Town: Standish
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: glass negative
  • Dimensions (cm): 8 x 11
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9375
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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