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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Chantal
dc.descriptionThe Canadian Niagara Power Company (CNP) was created in 1892, in large part due to the efforts of William Birch Rankine, a businessman who pioneered the development of hydropower on both the Canadian and American shores of the Niagara River. Numerous delays and problems postponed the construction and operation of the company's powerhouse, which was formally opened on January 2, 1905. Upon opening, the powerhouse boasted the largest generators of their kind in the world, with a capacity of 10,000 electrical horsepower each. The company was acquired by Fortis Ontario in 2002, and the powerhouse was decommissioned in 2005. In 2009, the company's water rights expired and the Canadian Niagara Powerhouse building, also known as the Rankine Generating Station, was turned over to the Niagara Parks Commission.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe collection contains 1150 engineering and architectural plans of the Rankine generating station, mostly of hydraulic turbine parts and architectural components of the powerhouse building. Most of the engineering plans were created by the Canadian Niagara Power Company, but some others are from various manufacturers, including Allis Chalmers, Wellman-Seaver-Morgan, William Sellers and Company, Canadian Westinghouse Company, Van Dorn Iron Works, Niagara Falls Power Company, Williams-Wittelsey, John Inglis Company Ltd., Otis Fensom Elevator Company Ltd., Turnbull Elevator Company Ltd., Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Cutler-Hammer Manufacturing Company, Canadian Carborundum Company, Chicago Bridge and Iron Works, Cataract Construction Company, English Electric Company Ltd., and the General Electric Company.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;RG 573
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dc.subjectCanadian Niagara Power Company.en_US
dc.subjectElectric power production -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- History -- Sources.en_US
dc.subjectHydroelectric power plants -- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- History -- Sources.en_US
dc.titleCanadian Niagara Power Company engineering plans collection, 1895-1971, n.d.en_US

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