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Hawkins Point Visitors Center Announces Expanded Summer Hours

Jill Chamberlain


May 26, 2006


MASSENAóThe admission-free Hawkins Point Visitors Center at the New York Power Authorityís St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project will begin operating with expanded summer hours on Saturday, May 27. The visitors center will be open seven days a week until Columbus Day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The $5 million center features a wide array of interactive exhibits on the St. Lawrence project, waterpower, basics and uses of electricity and various other subjects. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the projectís power dam from Hawkins Point.

DIRECTIONS: From Massena: Take State Route 37 east to Route 131 (across from St. Lawrence Centre Mall), turn left and proceed through the Eisenhower Lock tunnel. Then take the second right onto Robinson Bay Road and continue for two miles. Turn left onto Hawkins Point Road and follow the entrance road to the visitors center.

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