NYPA to Begin Removal of Docks and Buoys Along the St. Lawrence River Beginning Monday October 21

Jill Chamberlain Winters
315-764-0226, Ext.300

October 9, 2013


MASSENA—Starting on Monday, October 21, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will begin removing docks and buoys along the St. Lawrence River in the vicinity of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project. The process is expected to take approximately two weeks, but is dependent on river and weather conditions.

Docks and buoys will be removed from the following locations: 

In the Town and Village of Waddington:

•  Howard Park docks

•  Whitaker Park docks

•  Old Milk Factory buoys In the Town of Massena:

•  Massena Intake docks

•  Hawkins Point dock & buoy

•  South Channel buoy  

NYPA removes its docks and buoys each fall prior to icing conditions to ensure the safety of the public and to the workers performing the removal, as well as to avert damage to boats, docks and buoys during winter’s sub-freezing temperatures. NYPA officials will notify the public when the docks and buoys are to be reinstalled next spring.

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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.

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