Talk On Adirondack Fire Towers
Set For Power Authority Center
May 11, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM—The history and lore of the
Adirondack fire towers will be featured in a presentation at 2 p.m.
on Sunday, May 20 at the admission-free visitors center at the New
York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.
Marty Podskoch, a retired reading teacher from
Delhi who has written three books on fire towers in the Catskills
and the Adirondacks, will be the speaker.
Podskoch, now a resident of Colchester, Conn.,
became interested in fire towers after climbing Hunter Mountain in
1987 and meeting a fire tower observer. He since has interviewed
several hundred tower observers, rangers and their families in
compiling material for his books.
Copies of Podskoch’s books will be available for
purchase at the May 20 event.
The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, housed in a
refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits
for children and adults on such themes as production and uses of
electricity, energy efficiency and operation of the power project.
The center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is
located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30.
■ 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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