Old Stone Chimney in Spotlight at
Power Vista Event
February 13, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—Local historian and author Paul Gromosiak
will recount the history of the Old Stone Chimney at 1 p.m. Saturday
(Feb. 17) as the “Sensational Saturdays” series continues at the
Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York
Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project.
The Old Stone Chimney was atop Fort Schlosser,
built in 1760 by the British about 2 l/2 miles above Niagara Falls
on the former site of France’s Little Fort Niagara.
Gromosiak, a Niagara Falls native and retired
teacher in the city’s schools, will explain how the French, the
British and the Americans occupied and used the site, where the
water intakes for the Niagara project are now located. He will
share a song with the audience on “The Old Stone Chimney.”
The presentation will be among the Historical
Series Events that are part of the “Sensational Saturdays” series
that is scheduled throughout the year at the Power Vista.
The Power Vista will be open as usual on Feb. 17
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It features numerous displays and interactive
exhibits on such subjects as electricity production, energy
efficiency and the history of power development in the region.
Additional information on the “Sensational
Saturdays” program can be obtained by calling 716-286-6661 or
866-NYPA-FUN (toll-free from outside the local area), or by visiting
on the web at
■ 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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