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  • Ear Falls Hydro Colony
        Construction of the Hydro colony began in 1937 to house employees and their families. However, when the second unit of the power plant was installed, the construction camp was built on the west side of the dam away from the Hydro colony, at the present site of the transformer yard ...
      Construction of the Hydro colony began in 1937 to house employees and ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Dev#4
        Photo looking north. Dev #4 construction and connecting of transformer.
      Photo looking north. Dev #4 construction and connecting of transformer.
  • 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 - 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 - 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 - 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, ...
  • Lifting a Boom (~1940's)
        Lifting a boom at the generating station during 1940's. The man in the photo is unidentified.
      Lifting a boom at the generating station during 1940's. The man in ...
  • Northern Prince (~1932)
        The Northern Prince (front), and the Patricia, two diesel tugboats used to transport people and ship supplies to Ear Falls and Red Lake areas. The Waterways were used due to a lack of road systems for transportation of goods, supplies and people. A large percentage of the boats used for ...
      The Northern Prince (front), and the Patricia, two diesel tugboats used to ...
  • Transformer Yard (~1975)
        Transformer yard, Ear Falls, Ontario, March 24, 1975.
      Transformer yard, Ear Falls, Ontario, March 24, 1975.
  • Diving Pump (~1940's)
        Photo of a diving pump used to extract water during construction of the hydro plant on August 10, 1940's.
      Photo of a diving pump used to extract water during construction of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station
        Unidentified men assembling the 'exciter' at the generating plant. The exciter is used to regulate voltage of the power from the generating station.
      Unidentified men assembling the 'exciter' at the generating plant. The exciter is ...
  • Ear Falls Generating Station - Unit #4 (April 13 1947)
        Photo showing bank above Erection Bay, Ear Falls Generating Station, Unit #4.
      Photo showing bank above Erection Bay, Ear Falls Generating Station, Unit #4.
  • Ear Falls Storehouses and Shops
        Ear Falls, February 7, 1947. Storehouses and shops.
      Ear Falls, February 7, 1947. Storehouses and shops.
  • 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 ...
  • The Power House at Ear Falls (~1937)
        The rapid development of mines in the vicinity of Red Lake made it necessary to install another unit on the English River system. It was also necessary to redesign the electrical control and protection systems, and the high and low voltage switching arrangements. Provision was made in the redesign, for ...
      The rapid development of mines in the vicinity of Red Lake made ...
  • Operating Headgate
        Operating headgates, August 27, 1935.
      Operating headgates, August 27, 1935.
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