How’d the Canal get here?

Turners Falls Power Canal

A major player in the development of Turners Falls as an industrial “city” is the canal that supplied water to the various mills. Water coursed through their penstocks to turn the waterwheels which in turn ran geared linkages to operate machinery. 

Canal drained with the Keith paper mill along side. Each have rich history to share.

As time and technology progressed the waterwheels connected to dynamos that would generate electricity to power the mills.

A single generator sends canal-assisted power to the grid.

Ever wonder how and when the canal and mills were built? See below . . . 

Widening and lengthening the canal in 1914.

Visiting our extensive database will flatten your learning curve and provide insightful information about the Turners Falls Canal and the mills that fed from it.

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