Contributed by Skowhegan History House
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This photo shows the Dam on the North Channel of the Kennebec River at Skowhegan. This low dam was used to back up water to operate several water-powered mills located on both banks of the river near Skowhegan Island. It was replaced by a much higher dam for the generation of electricity about 1918. The later dam and generating facillity is named Weston Station and still operates today. (2002)
About This Item
- Title: Skowhegan Falls from Elm Street, ca. 1880
- Creation Date: 1880
- Subject Date: 1880
- Local Name: Skowhegan Island
- Town: Skowhegan
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: 42.069.2
- Collection: Henry A. Wyman Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Kennebec River (Me.)--Photographs
- Skowhegan (Me.)--Description and views--Photographs
For more information about this item, contact:Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
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