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  • Ear Falls Dam. Dev #4
        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.
      Photo showing concrete forms used in Dev #4 of the Lac Seul ...
  • Lac Seul Hydro Dam, Looking South, ~1940
        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.
      Aerial view of Lac Seul Hydro Dam looking south, 1940's, Ear Falls ...
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
        A view of the Lac Seul Dam on the English River taken from the top of stairway to the generating system, October 9, 1941.
      A view of the Lac Seul Dam on the English River taken ...
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
        Photo of Lac Seul Dam, showing a hole, apparently gouged out by water 100 ft. below. October 3, 1941.
      Photo of Lac Seul Dam, showing a hole, apparently gouged out by ...
  • Lac Seul Dam Erosion
        Black and white photo of the Lac Seul Dam erosion 100 ft. below dam as of October 9, 1941.
      Black and white photo of the Lac Seul Dam erosion 100 ft. ...
  • Lac Seul Dam (1941)
        Discharge of water, looking east October 8, 1941.
      Discharge of water, looking east October 8, 1941.
  • Ear Falls Generating System
        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 ...
      Ear Falls Generating Station in foreground and the Lac Seul Dam to ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Erection Bay Excavation
        Unidentified workers in the photo of the excavation of Unit #4, Erection Bay, Ear Falls Generating Station, March 25, 1947.
      Unidentified workers in the photo of the excavation of Unit #4, Erection ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Draft Tube (June 26  1947)
        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.
      A photo of Ear Fall's P.D. Unit 4 draft tube. Once the ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station (April 1947)
        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.
      Photo showing the tailrace cofferdam of the Ear Falls Generating Station Unit ...
  • Lac Seul Dam - Ear Falls
        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 ...
      View of Lac Seul dam, heading upstream on the English River.The Ear ...
  • Ear Falls Dam - Unit #4
        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.
      Black and white photo of Unit #4 of the Ear Falls Generating ...
  • Ear Falls - Dev #4
        Photo showing the lower section of the Lac Seul dam construction, where re-inforced steel was used as forms for the concrete.
      Photo showing the lower section of the Lac Seul dam construction, where ...
  • Hydro Development - Ear Falls (1947)
        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 ...
      After a bill was passed by government, a hydro-electric dam was built ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station (1948)
        Black and white photo showing construction of the west side of the Lac Seul Dam, April 20, 1948.
      Black and white photo showing construction of the west side of the ...
  • Ear Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station (~1930's)
        Photo showing the final finishing touches being made to the Ear Falls/Lac Seul dam, 1930's.
      Photo showing the final finishing touches being made to the Ear Falls/Lac ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Launching of Cofferdam
        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 ...
      This photo clearly illustrates the complexity of construction during the winter months ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Head Gate Lifted
        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.
      Head gate for the dam at Ear Falls Generating Station being lifted ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Head Gate Crane
        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.
      Unidentified man standing in front of the Head Gate Crane which was ...
  • Lac Seul Dam - aerial view (1957)
        An aerial view (looking south to the U.S). of Lac Seul Dam, Ear Falls Generating station on the English River, November 22, 1957.
      An aerial view (looking south to the U.S). of Lac Seul Dam, ...
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