Interior of Gulf Island hydro station, ca. 1927
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Gulf Island hydro station, upriver from Lewiston-Auburn on the Androscoggin River, had three generating units that provided a total capacity of about 20,000 kilowatts, much of it going to the local manufacturing industry.
Beginning in 1929, Walter S. Wyman organized funding from CMP’s then-parent company New England Public Service Company to purchase five struggling Maine mills, three in Lewiston-Auburn, maintaining their presence in the local economy and their large electrical demand.
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