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Ceresco powerhouse under construction

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-25T15:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-25T15:48:33Z
dc.date.issued 1904-00-00
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.willardlibrary.org/xmlui/handle/123456789/1000000533
dc.description Fred Garnsay of Union City submitted this photograph published in the Enquirer and News on March 29, 1980. The photograph, dated 1904, shows the powerhouse for the former hydroelectric plant under construction at the Ceresco dam site on the Kalamazoo River. After the brick-and-cypress-facility was built, the dam across the river created a millpond and furnished power to the surrounding area for almost 50 years. Consumers Power Co., which bought out owner Commonwealth Power Co. in 1915, shut down the powerhouse in 1953, deeming it unprofitable. The dam remained until 2013, when Canadian oil transport corporation Enbridge purchased and removed the dam as part of the company's mitigation for the 2010 oil spill. en_US
dc.format.medium 4x5 BW negative
dc.subject ceresco ceresco dam kalamazoo river Consumers en_US
dc.title Ceresco powerhouse under construction en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.description.envelope CERESCO'S POWERHOUSE SCENES FROM YESTERDAY 2/29/80
dc.description.photographer Submitted
dc.description.taxonomy Geographic|Battle Creek Area Places|Ceresco en_US

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