NYPA's Hawkins Point Center To Offer Day of Free
November 9, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
will be shown Friday (Nov. 10) at the admission-free Hawkins Point
Visitors Center at the New York Power Authority’s St.
Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.
begins at 1 p.m. with “Cars.” “The Wild,” will be shown at 3 p.m.
Both showings will be in the Visitors Center theater.
Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is the slick rookie taking
the Piston Cup series by storm when the last race of the season ends
in a three-way tie. On the way to the tie-breaker race in
California, Lightning loses his way off Route 66 in the Southwest
desert. “The Wild” tells the story of a cuddly koala who wants to
be fierce, a squirrel in love with a sarcastic giraffe, an addle-pated
anaconda, and a lion with a secret as they set off from their cozy
zoo to rescue the lion's adolescent cub from an accidental
the movies, visitors can sample the array of hands-on exhibits at
the $5 million Hawkins Point facility, which presents information on
such themes as Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR project, Basics
of Electricity and Uses of Electricity. Another highlight is the
panoramic view of the project’s power dam from Hawkins Point.
The visitors center
is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
■ NYPA 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-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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