• Created Date
  • 1920
  • Description
  • Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961.In 1919 the city of Seattle needed to devise a transportation method to get crews and supplies from Rockport, where the current railroad ended, 23 miles east to Newhalem, which would be the site of the first plant of the Skagit project, the Gorge Dam and Powerhouse. A railroad was thus constructed by Grant Smith & Company. When work began on the next phase of t... more
    Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961.In 1919 the city of Seattle needed to devise a transportation method to get crews and supplies from Rockport, where the current railroad ended, 23 miles east to Newhalem, which would be the site of the first plant of the Skagit project, the Gorge Dam and Powerhouse. A railroad was thus constructed by Grant Smith & Company. When work began on the next phase of the project, Diablo, in 1927, the rail line was extended four more miles east. For the final phase, Ross Dam and Powerhouse, supplies were sent from the end of the rail line in Diablo by barge to the Ross site.Caption on image: [To the left,] G.N. Ry. [To the right,] Skagit River Power. 8-13-20, 5080.PH Coll 1124.79. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    silver gelatin, b&w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 115 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2005