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NYPA to Begin Installation of Docks and Buoys Along the St. Lawrence River

Contact:
Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304
karen.white@nypa.gov

April 9, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin the installation of docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project the week of April 20.

Boat docks will be installed at the Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch the week of April 20.  Depending on river conditions, docks will also be installed at the Massena Intake along with Whittaker Park and Howard Park in Waddington during the week of April 20.

Once the docks are installed in Massena and Waddington, NYPA crews will install buoys by the Visitors Center and South Channel in Massena, and the Old Milk Factory in Waddington. Installation of the buoys is scheduled to begin the week of April 27.

All the docks and buoys are scheduled to be removed in October. NYPA will notify the public prior to removal.

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■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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