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Dam the Skoot

Located in: Addington Highlands
Location #14047
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Location Owner:timo explorer
Creation Date: 10/7/2016
Last Updated: 10/11/2016



Description

Found in the Flinton Conservation Area, are the remains of a dam and powerhouse that once provided early hydro-electric power to the community and to the nearby mines.
Built in the early 1900's, the dam on the Skootamatta River at Flinton Falls was built out of concrete. The water was channeled through two spillways where the force was used to turn two turbines, which can still be seen. Much of the structure remains intact and is very photogenic most times of the year. Sadly I cannot find much information regarding the details of this powerhouse. Watch your step as you walk among the ruins and near the river, there are many slippery surfaces and hidden metal pieces in the grass.



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Status: Abandoned
Category: Mill/Foundry


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    Skoot
    Dam the Skoot
    Created on:10/7/2016
    Created by: timo explorer
    28 photos


    liz89 says:
    3/22/2017 8:37:30 AM

    close to where I grew up! Checking this out for sure!

    clay70 says:
    10/11/2016 5:37:28 PM

    sweet

    historicallycultural says:
    10/8/2016 12:35:29 AM

    This is lovely!

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