Tidal project dam construction, Carlow Island, 1936

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Men are working with wagon drills in the quarry on Carlow Island at Eastport for the Pleasant Point Dam in 1936.

The dam was part of the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project. The project, a long-time desire of Dexter Cooper and others, intended to make use of the large ocean tides in Passamaquoddy Bay.

Two dams were planned. Federal funding for the project lasted only one year.

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  • Title: Tidal project dam construction, Carlow Island, 1936
  • Creator: War Department. Office of the Chief of Engineers. Boston District.
  • Creation Date: 1936-05-25
  • Subject Date: 1936-05-25
  • Location: Eastport, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: ARC # 1112025, Box P-D 001, 13/10/10-1
  • Collection: Record Group 77: Office of the Chief of Engineers; Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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