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Item 74759

Title: Maine Yankee reactor pit construction, Wiscasset, 1968

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1968

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photograph

Item 74758

Title: Maine Yankee brochure, Wiscasset, 1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1975

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Ink on paper

Item 74760

Title: Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station, Wiscasset, ca. 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1972

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

Maine Yankee, Wiscasset, 1987

Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.