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Hawkins Point Boat Launch Closed Saturday, July 11

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

July 8, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA -The boat launch at the New York Power Authority's (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center  will be closed Saturday, July 11, to accommodate festivities at NYPA’s first-ever North Country Crafters Extravaganza. The boat launch will re-open Sunday, July 12.

The Crafters Extravaganza, to be held on the grounds of the admission-free visitors center, is set to begin at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Besides some of the area’s most talented crafters and artisans, the event will feature live music, an energy expo, refreshments and an evening fireworks spectacular. All events are free and open to the public.

Visitors can also sample the array of hands-on exhibits at the Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on such subjects as generating electricity and NYPA’s St. Lawrence-FDR Power Project. Visitors are sure to enjoy the panoramic views of the power dam. For further information, please call the visitors center at (315) 764-0226 ext. 302 or visit NYPA on the web at www.nypa.gov.

About NYPA:

■    The New York Power Authority 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 New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.  ■    About 75 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.  ■   For more information, www.nypa.gov.

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