Commonwealth Power Company

Article from “Electrical World” about the Au Sable river dam project.

The million-dollar plant of the “Commonwealth Power Company”. This plant was used to transfer the one hundred and forty thousand voltage (brought three hundred miles overland) from the Au Sable river. The power was then used to furnish electricity for commercial and domestic purposes, including the operation of all factories, plus the city street car lines. St. John street is in the foreground. This view is facing north east.

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