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Item 74760

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

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1972

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photograph

Item 16817

Title: Power Station, Springvale, ca 1905

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1905

Location: Springvale

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 74746

Title: Forest Avenue power station interior, Portland, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 86268

Address: Power Plant, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors

Use: Power Plant

Item 88127

Address: Power Plant, Island Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Brown

Use: Power Plant

Item 99007

Address: 8-20 Plum Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Co.

Use: Power Plant

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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.


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.