Hawkins Point Visitors Center to
Feature NYPA History Video
315-764-0226, ext 300
June 29, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MASSENA—Special showings of a video depicting the
history of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will be available
from Saturday through Wednesday (July 1-5) at the admission-free
Hawkins Point Visitors Center at NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D.
Roosevelt Power Project. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7
The history video will alternate in the visitors
center theater with showings of a video on construction of the St.
The visitors center also features a variety of
hands-on displays and exhibits on such subjects as Waterpower and
the St. Lawrence project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of
Electricity. Children and adults will enjoy being able to touch,
see and listen to the many interactive attractions.
Also on display at the Hawkins Point Visitors
Center are historical photos taken during construction of the St.
Lawrence project from 1954 through 1959. The framed 20-by-24 inch
photos by Al Mellett, the project photographer in those years, had
been stored away for a half-century and have aged gracefully, with a
natural sepia tint that gives them an artistic quality.
A panoramic view of the power dam from Hawkins
Point is among the visitors center’s other attractions.
DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37
east to Route 131 (across from St.Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left
and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the
second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles.
Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to
the visitors center.
■ 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
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