Type of Work: Energy industries

Construction worker in steel snail shell in South Colton

Construction worker in steel snail shell in South Colton

Niagara Mohawk worker inside the steel “snail shell” that directs water against turbine blades, also known as a penstock. South Colton hydro-electric plant on the Raquette River, now owned by Brookfield Power. Photo taken by Niagara Mohawk News circa 1953. South Colton, NY. Photo: Colton Historical Society

Portrait of construction worker in turbine in South Colton

Portrait of construction worker in turbine in South Colton

Workman gives the turbine at the end of the penstock a final once over. South Colton Station, one of the hydro-electric plants in Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation’s Raquette River development.  1954. South Colton N.Y. Photo: Colton Historical Society.

Construction site at Rainbow Falls Dam

Construction site at Rainbow Falls Dam

Forms in place for pouring concrete at the intake of Rainbow Falls dam, part of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation’s Raquette River development. 1955. South Colton, NY. Photo: Colton Historical Society.

Two men remove bags of fly ash from Five Falls plant in South Colton

Two men remove bags of fly ash from Five Falls plant in South Colton

Workmen remove bags of Fly Ash at the Five Falls hydro-electric plant  in 1955, part of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation’s Raquette River development.  From Niagara Mohawk News: These bags are placed in truck and hauled to the mixer where the fly ash is combined with cement to make a tough, strong concrete used in […]