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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About This Item

  • Title: Interior of Gulf Island hydro station, ca. 1927
  • Creation Date: circa 1927
  • Subject Date: circa 1927
  • Location: Lewiston, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: 2004.090.3026
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Image

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