Tour the Farmington River Power Company and Rainbow Fish Ladder

June 7, 2014       9 AM to 10 AM

 

Dams in the Rainbow area have harnessed waterpower from 1825 to this day.  Take this rare opportunity to tour the Rainbow Dam and Fish Ladder and the Farmington River Power Company built by Stanley Works in 1925.  You will see historic photographs and learn how the turbines and generators work with Don Zessin, Plant Manager.  Then view migrating fish, observe how a fish ladder and fish traps operate, and learn more about the habits of migrating fish in Connecticut from State DEEP staff.  Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors and students, WHS members $4. Limited enrollment; reserve your spot for this program by June 6 by contacting Windsor Historical Society at 860/688-3813.

 

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