NYPA Teams with Partners to Issue
315-764-0226 Ext. 300
May 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has
joined with other members of the St. Lawrence International
Partnership (SLIP) to promote tourism on both sides of the border by
issuing “Attractions Passbook 2007.”
The free Passbook features site profiles,
admissions information, addresses, maps, hours of operation, Web
addresses and event listings for numerous St. Lawrence Valley
attractions in New York State and Ontario.
Among the entrees is NYPA’s admission free-Hawkins
Point Visitors Center, which opened in 2005 at the St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. The $5 million center
features a host of interactive displays and exhibits on electricity,
water power and related subjects. It also provides an outstanding
view of the project’s power dam.
SLIP’s non-profit cultural sites showcase the
region’s cultural traditions, historic sites and expressive art.
Experiences range from learning about woodworking tools of the past,
discovering a “19th-century” village and climbing the stairs of a
windmill to learning—at the NYPA center—about the latest methods of
producing electricity. State and provincial walking trails and
parks add to the enjoyment.
The 2007 Passbook is available at local chambers of
commerce, Ontario tourism offices, Thousand Island Council visitors
centers on Interstate Route 81 North near the city of Watertown, the
Hawkins Point Visitors Center and area trade shows. It can also be
obtained by calling 315-393-2425 in the United States and
613-382-2535 in Canada.
To learn more about the SLIP attractions and
special events, log on to
Information about the Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors
Center is available on
■ 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.
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