Checking Higley’s Floating Island cables on the Raquette River near Colton

Niagara Mohawk Power Company workers on Higley’s Floating Islands (which were really cranberry bog masses clogging up the dam) in the main channel at Higley Flow, between Colton and South Colton, NY. 1943. The men are checking on the cables inserted in the islands the previous winter, done so that they could pull the “floating islands” where they wanted them to go.

Story about the floating islands here.


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