NYPA to Begin Removal of Docks and Buoys Along the St. Lawrence

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

October 22, 2012


MASSENA—Starting on Monday, October 22, 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 is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.■It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■Approximately 80 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,

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