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  • Ear Falls Dam. Dev #4
    Image       Photo showing concrete forms used in Dev #4 of the Lac Seul Dam construction. Regular conduits of concrete were built instead of wood stave pipes. The wood pipes had been used in the first two units of dam construction.
    Image     Photo showing concrete forms used in Dev #4 of the Lac Seul Dam construction. Regular conduits of concrete were built instead of wood stave pipes. The wood pipes had been ...
  • Lac Seul Hydro Dam, Looking South, ~1940
    Image       Aerial view of Lac Seul Hydro Dam looking south, 1940's, Ear Falls Ontario. Work on this project began in the summer of 1928 and was completed in the spring of 1929.
    Image     Aerial view of Lac Seul Hydro Dam looking south, 1940's, Ear Falls Ontario. Work on this project began in the summer of 1928 and was completed in the spring of ...
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
    Image       A view of the Lac Seul Dam on the English River taken from the top of stairway to the generating system, October 9, 1941.
    Image     A view of the Lac Seul Dam on the English River taken from the top of stairway to the generating system, October 9, 1941.
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
    Image       Photo of Lac Seul Dam, showing a hole, apparently gouged out by water 100 ft. below. October 3, 1941.
    Image     Photo of Lac Seul Dam, showing a hole, apparently gouged out by water 100 ft. below. October 3, 1941.
  • Lac Seul Dam Erosion
    Image       Black and white photo of the Lac Seul Dam erosion 100 ft. below dam as of October 9, 1941.
    Image     Black and white photo of the Lac Seul Dam erosion 100 ft. below dam as of October 9, 1941.
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
    Image       Discharge of water, looking east October 8, 1941.
    Image     Discharge of water, looking east October 8, 1941.
  • Ear Falls Generating System
    Image       Ear Falls Generating Station in foreground and the Lac Seul Dam to the right. In 1927, a prospector, Henry Howey, struck gold at Red Lake, Ontario. In the winter of 1927, the government passed a bill to build a dam over the English River, thereby providing power to the mine ...
    Image     Ear Falls Generating Station in foreground and the Lac Seul Dam to the right. In 1927, a prospector, Henry Howey, struck gold at Red Lake, Ontario. In the winter of ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Erection Bay Excavation
    Image       Unidentified workers in the photo of the excavation of Unit #4, Erection Bay, Ear Falls Generating Station, March 25, 1947.
    Image     Unidentified workers in the photo of the excavation of Unit #4, Erection Bay, Ear Falls Generating Station, March 25, 1947.
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Draft Tube (June 26  1947)
    Image       A photo of Ear Fall's P.D. Unit 4 draft tube. Once the water passes through the turbine (which is a type of water wheel), it exits the generating station through the draft tube where it rejoins the main stream of the river.
    Image     A photo of Ear Fall's P.D. Unit 4 draft tube. Once the water passes through the turbine (which is a type of water wheel), it exits the generating station through ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station (April 1947)
    Image       Photo showing the tailrace cofferdam of the Ear Falls Generating Station Unit 4., A cofferdam is a temporary dam placed around the area to be worked on, so that it can be pumped dry.
    Image     Photo showing the tailrace cofferdam of the Ear Falls Generating Station Unit 4., A cofferdam is a temporary dam placed around the area to be worked on, so that it ...
  • Lac Seul Dam - Ear Falls
    Image       View of Lac Seul dam, heading upstream on the English River.The Ear Falls Generating Station is located on the English River at the discharge of Lac Seul. The English River is a tributary of the Winnipeg River and is part of the Lake Winnipeg drainage basin. The primary storage reservoir ...
    Image     View of Lac Seul dam, heading upstream on the English River.The Ear Falls Generating Station is located on the English River at the discharge of Lac Seul. The English River ...
  • Ear Falls Dam - Unit #4
    Image       Black and white photo of Unit #4 of the Ear Falls Generating Station. Here, workers are pouring the concrete floor for the lower section of the dam.
    Image     Black and white photo of Unit #4 of the Ear Falls Generating Station. Here, workers are pouring the concrete floor for the lower section of the dam.
  • Ear Falls - Dev #4
    Image       Photo showing the lower section of the Lac Seul dam construction, where re-inforced steel was used as forms for the concrete.
    Image     Photo showing the lower section of the Lac Seul dam construction, where re-inforced steel was used as forms for the concrete.
  • Hydro Development - Ear Falls (1947)
    Image       After a bill was passed by government, a hydro-electric dam was built over the English River. In this 3 1/2 x 5 photo, Ear Falls generating station Unit #4 shows the beginning of the construction site as of March 17, 1947. This dam would supply power to Howey Mine and ...
    Image     After a bill was passed by government, a hydro-electric dam was built over the English River. In this 3 1/2 x 5 photo, Ear Falls generating station Unit #4 shows ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station (1948)
    Image       Black and white photo showing construction of the west side of the Lac Seul Dam, April 20, 1948.
    Image     Black and white photo showing construction of the west side of the Lac Seul Dam, April 20, 1948.
  • Ear Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station (~1930's)
    Image       Photo showing the final finishing touches being made to the Ear Falls/Lac Seul dam, 1930's.
    Image     Photo showing the final finishing touches being made to the Ear Falls/Lac Seul dam, 1930's.
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Launching of Cofferdam
    Image       This photo clearly illustrates the complexity of construction during the winter months on the English River. In this photo, the workers on the Lac Seul Dam place a 'cofferdam' in the water. A cofferdam is a temporary dam placed in front of, or around the area to be worked on ...
    Image     This photo clearly illustrates the complexity of construction during the winter months on the English River. In this photo, the workers on the Lac Seul Dam place a 'cofferdam' in ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Head Gate Lifted
    Image       Head gate for the dam at Ear Falls Generating Station being lifted by Gate Crane, assisted by unidentified worker. Photo was taken May 28, 1940. The head of a generating station is the difference between water levels upstream and downstream of the dam.
    Image     Head gate for the dam at Ear Falls Generating Station being lifted by Gate Crane, assisted by unidentified worker. Photo was taken May 28, 1940. The head of a generating ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Head Gate Crane
    Image       Unidentified man standing in front of the Head Gate Crane which was used to regulate the flow of water to the dam, May 28,1940.
    Image     Unidentified man standing in front of the Head Gate Crane which was used to regulate the flow of water to the dam, May 28,1940.
  • Lac Seul Dam - aerial view (1957)
    Imagecomment       An aerial view (looking south to the U.S). of Lac Seul Dam, Ear Falls Generating station on the English River, November 22, 1957.
    Imagecomment     An aerial view (looking south to the U.S). of Lac Seul Dam, Ear Falls Generating station on the English River, November 22, 1957.
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