Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:30 pm Eugenia
The first electrical generator was built at Eugenia in 1895 producing enough electricity to meet the needs of Eugenia and Flesherton. Eventually a group of local businessmen devised a plan to create a dam and reservoir to overcome the seasonal variation in the flow of the Beaver River. Then in 1914 the Ontario Hydro-Electric power Commission went ahead with the project creating a 490 acre reservoir now known as Lake Eugenia. By 1920 the power plant was producing 4500 kW of electricity. Barbara Pearn will tell us more about the history of this unique hydroelectric generating station which will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Coordinator: Kate Russell 519.924.2843
Location: Eugenia Falls Conservation Area. Take Grey Rd. 13 to Eugenia, if going north turn left on to Pellisier Rd. down the hill to Conservation Area. Pavillion is about 300 ft. to the left.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 44.31352° North (Decimal Degrees), Longitude: -80.5248° West
All are invited to attend.
Note: The October meeting is a members only meeting so if you wish to attend, please become a member or renew your membership.