In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.
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.
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.
The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the building and ensuring the safety of the spectators.
… the settlement and to provide for the settlers’ safety. Referred to as Ft. George (the area later known as Fort Wharf), the fort was located at the…
… cog, the railcar would be able to continue its ascent/descent until repairs could be made without sacrificing the safety of the passengers.