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  • Buying Niagara 

    Unknown author (The Nineteenth Century, December 1886, pp. 815-823., 1886)
    The article discusses, in detail, the political process of procuring the area around Niagara Falls for preservation. The author writes "The love of nature and of the beautiful, patriotism and pride in retaining unimpaired ...
  • Construction of Canadian Niagara Power Company's 100,000 H.P. Hydro Electric Plant at Niagara Falls, Ont. 

    Smith, Cecil B. (1905-01)
    The article discusses the details of the progress of the plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario by the Resident Engineer for the Company. The author describes the progress in sections: coffer dam, bridge, canal and forebay, ...
  • The Electrical Features of Niagara 

    Unknown author (1897-06-05)
    The article includes "facts and figures about Niagara" and is discusses the following: The Niagara Falls Power Company, The Niagara Falls-Buffalo Power Transmission Line, The Niagara Falls and Lewiston Railway, Niagara ...
  • Electrical Transmission at Niagara Falls 

    Foster, Horatio A. (1895-01)
    The article details the process of the Niagara Power Company and how it began with "a charter for the Niagara Falls Power Co. was obtained from the Legislature on March 31, 1886, by citizens of Niagara Falls; but there ...
  • The Enslaving of Niagara 

    MacDonald Oxley, J. (1903)
    The article discusses the harnessing of Niagara Falls for its power use. The article begins discussing 1889 when the "Cataract Construction Company, an American corporation, whereof Mr. William B. Rankine, of New York, ...
  • Harnessing Niagara 

    Forbes, George (1895-10)
    The author mentions his role in the engineering work to do with the power companies at Niagara Falls. At the conclusion of the article he mentions, "If required, the power could be sent much more than a hundred miles, and ...
  • How Niagara's Power Will be Utilized 

    Sellers, Coleman (1891-09)
    The article discusses the power that can be produced using Niagara Falls. The author mentions "The theoretical value of the water that passes over the crest of this mighty dam has been represented as requiring all the ...
  • Hydro-Electric Enterprise in Canada 

    Nunn, Paul C. (1906-03)
    The article includes maps and diagrams and plans of the Ontario Power Company. Some of the maps/diagrams include: Plan of Ontario Power Company's Intake Works, Screen House and Promenade, Section through Gate House, ...
  • Industrial Niagara/Wind as a Motive Power in the United States 

    Abbott Vaughan, Arthur; Waldo, Frank (1895)
    The article discusses the industrialization of the area surrounding the power development. Also mentioned is the process of transmitting the power, "...it is necessary, in order to attain requisite economy, to raise the ...
  • The Motive Power of Niagara Falls 

    Unknown author (1878)
    The brief article discusses the plan to "use the Fall to make compressed air, which is to be the means of transmitting motion to a distance." It also discusses the "practical working of the machinery" in a step by step process.
  • Niagara Falls Already Ruined 

    Adams, Alton D. (1906)
    The article begins with the statement "Niagara Falls are already ruined!" and goes on to say "it is to be considered that the American Falls are in much more imminent danger than the Canadian. The pipe line, canal, and ...
  • Niagara Power Development General Plan 

    Unknown author (1919-04-12)
    Hydro Electric Power Commission General Plan Niagara Power Development.
  • Ontario Hydro's Sir Adam Beck - Niagara Generating Station No. 2 Niagara Falls Pamphlet 

    The Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario (1953-04-30)
    An information booklet produced by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario so "that the people of Ontario should be constantly informed of the business of their own Hydro". Included in the booklet is a map of the ...
  • The Passing of Niagara 

    Hartt, Mary B. (1901)
    The article begins by discussing the "green solitude" that existed at the time of Father Hennepin's first views of Niagara Falls. The article then starts to discuss the changes occurring as more power companies are involved, ...
  • The Power by-law 

    Ellis, P.W.; White, W.T. (1907-12-27)
    These are "proceedings at a special evening meeting of the Canadian club, at which the City Council of Toronto and the Electrical Development Company each provided a speaker to discuss 'The Power by-law' Mr. P.W. Ellis ...
  • The Preservation of Niagara/The Niagara Gorge as a Chronometer/Niagara Falls Considered as a Source of Electrical Energy 

    Wright, G. Frederick; Trowbridge, John (1885-05-15)
    Three entries in the publication Science: "The Preservation of Niagara", "The Niagara Gorge as a Chronometer", and "Niagara Falls considered as a Source of Electrical Energy". The first article mentions a group of ...
  • Turning The First Sod for the Municipal Power Line 

    Unknown author (1908-11-28)
    A clipping of the turning of the sod ceremony for the laying of the first municipal power line in Toronto. Included are photographs of Mr. J.H. Fryer of Galt, Mayor Oliver of Toronto, Sir James Whitney, and Hon. Adam Beck.
  • Who Owns the Earth and How Did They Get it? 

    Hyde, Henry M. (1909-02)
    The author mentions the issues associated with using hydroelectric power in Niagara Falls and discusses the issues that may arise based on past experiences, "To the myopic and indifferent public the idea of a few men getting ...