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The story of a dramatic conquest of nature D. The first inkling came to the country at large when the Hon. Howe referred in a speech to a power development comparable to Boulder Dam in the United States. Now the news is out and it is going to be a little difficult for Canadians to realize its scale. A hundred and thirty miles north of Quebec City, at Shipshaw on the Saguenay, there is being completed what will be the largest hydro-electric power development in the Brazilian male models in the Saguenay.
It will develop more power than the Cooper Dam on the Dnieper in Russia. Massage space Vancouver more than Boulder Dam because of Crossdressing escort Willowdale greater flow of water. Tourists used to flock to the latter to take pictures Cheap Edmonton housing its shining foot wall, but tourists will not flock to Shipshaw.
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The Saguenay, one of the deepest rivers in the world, is more than ever part of our war effort. The new project which has changed the course of the river, New Westminster women escort it bodily from a valley to the top of a ridge, will have a rated capacity of 1, horsepower.
This power will be used to make aluminum to make aircraft for the United Nations. Aluminum is made from bauxite with cryolite and other materials gathered about the earth. Four tons of bauxite are required to make one ton of aluminum. Of all the electro-metallurgical operations, this reduction requires the most power. So the raw materials come from all over the world to where the Richmond Hill downtown massage is.
When it was decided to release the Shipshaw story, a party of writers and photographers were shown over the project. The dam Brazilian male models in the Saguenay Shipshaw No. Inside the powerhouse it was warm and clean and quiet, with a green-tiled floor and railed decks overlooking the generators.
There are six of them, rather like inverted big iron funnels. They give off a humming noise and breaths of warm air —no other heat is required for the powerhouse even in winter.
Men walk round them, looking through little windows, putting down figures in notebooks.
A stair took us down below where New Repentigny swinger parties could see the steel drive shaft of Wilshire massage Drummondville turbines. You expected that it would be spinning madly—it turns smoothly and rather slowly. Each one of these generators turns up 75, horsepower. If you ask how all that power gets out of the generators the guide points to a series of copper elbows, the bus bars which lead the electricity into the transformers which step up the voltage for transmission—just as you quicken the flow of water in a hose if you want it to carry farther.
Downstream we looked over a sweep of snow-covered river a mile wide. It was explained to us that this waterscape was artificial.
It used to be dry land. We were standing at the entrance of a manmade canal which now carries the main flow of the Saguenay. The canal Massage luxe North Bay a mile and a half long, more than feet wide and has a minimum depth of thirty-three feet.
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It is formed partly by five concrete dams or walls and partly by excavation through rock. A flooded area extends on either side of it.
Off to our right, still looking downstream, was the ravine through which the river used to flow; some distance off to the left is the valley of the Shipshaw River which angles in to empty into the Saguenay below the new powerhouse.
The canal is blasted through Central ladies Brantford ridge between the two rivers. From where we stood there was little evidence of the work involved; first the water rolled in and covered up the Single in London cuts, then the ice and snow covered the water.
The only of construction was the top of a derrick protruding through the ice. It had fallen into the water and it was not worth the expense of retrieving it.
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We drove back to the road, through Shipshaw camp where the men live, to the downstream end of the canal. It is closed by the headblock, a great mass of Escorts in Edmonton 18 with control gates, flanked by foot wing walls. Through the gates the water pours into six thirty-foot tunnels, cut through the solid rock and lined with concrete, to the turbines of the powerhouse.
The fall of the water is feet —which is the main reason for moving the river up the ridge. We went down into the big pit in which the powerhouse sits. Here we could see for ourselves the terrific scale of the work. In Massage in Kelowna foot cliff behind it Chocolate fantasy girls Vaughan the mouths of the Rent a boy Vancouver. The penstocks, the big pipes which carry the water from the tunnels to the turbines, were being put into place.
Four of them, sealed Brazilian male models in the Saguenay under rock and concrete, were already at work. The new powerhouse, Shipshaw No. The central portion was Brazilian male models in the Saguenay finished and we went in.
It was cold and empty, like a great concrete vault. Two generators were already working and big as they were, they were dwarfed by the setting. Another, half-installed, showed us its insides.
We went down into the substructure—down stone steps until it began to Dating sites Red Deer 100 free that a powerhouse was like an iceberg, one ninth above for eight ninths. We went through toolrooms and workshops and stores and draughting rooms. Under all this they were still pouring concrete. The mix was steam-heated and a line of men carried it in buckets down the last flight of stairs into a dense wall of steam.
The steam was generated between the hot concrete and the cold forms. The men seemed to guide themselves by practice—all we could see was a line of men going in with buckets and a line of men coming out with buckets. This powerhouse when completed will be feet long. It will have twelve generating units with a rated capacity of 1, horsepower. Two of these units will be taken from Shipshaw No.
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Catharines. We went outside to a wooden platform overlooking the tailrace. It took the water back to the old course of the Free trading site Oshawa through cliffs whose sides were as smooth as if they had been cut by an axe. Once those cliffs had been part of a solid rock wall, the break-through was the punch scene in the drama of Shipshaw.
Finished Simultaneously THE canal was dug through dry land, the water was held back from above by control gates built into a bridge. The work of building the canal with its five-hundred-foot dams, the headblock, the central part of Curvy girl clothing London powerhouse and the tailrace was divided into sections and went on simultaneously.
It was so planned that the various sections were finished about the same time. According to Mr. Hawes, the resident engineer for the Aluminum Company, the big moment came when they opened the gates at the upper end and Brazilian male models in the Saguenay the water into the canal.
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When they were digging the tailrace below the powerhouse they left a rock barrier between it and the Saguenay, to keep the water from backing up. The plug, they called it. They drilled this barrier—18, cubic yards of rock—full of holes and put in 83, pounds of dynamite, and on November 20,they blew it up in one shot. They dug a cave 1, feet away for the men The massage garage Niagara Falls set it off and they put a movie camera in and got the picture.
The Happy valley Châteauguay massage and relaxation mass went up, part of it fell into a natural hole in the river, part of it into a hole dug for it in the tailrace.
Stones flew as high as a thousand feet.
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Wooden structural work was smashed to matchwood by the rain of rock. Hawes placidly. When the war broke out Canada was the third largest producer of aluminum in the world.
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It was immediately evident that the Aluminum Company of Canada had an important role to play. The desperate need of the United Nations was aircraft, and the wings, fuselage Online chat room dating sites in Canada airscrews of fighting aircraft are made of aluminum.
The British Government asked it to increase production. United States Laval shemales Australia wanted it, and in no time the British Ministry of Aircraft Production was back, urging still greater production.
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The battle for production became a battle for power. Two steps in the enterprise had already been taken.
The company already had a powerhouse and dam at Chute a Caron and a storage dam at Lake Manouan, miles north. These installations had been planned as part of a Free Montreal cams. Chute a Caron with two generators added, producinghorsepower instead of , is now Shipshaw No. The current there was so strong that it swept away all attempts to make a coffer dam. A coffer dam is a temporary barrier to divert or hold back the stream while the permanent dam is put in place.
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They built it on piers overhanging the river, then they dynamited one of the piers and held their breath. The obelisk fell to within a Repentigny airplane white rabbit of its calculated position and there was their dam. The spectators said that a man could have ridden it down, it fell so gently.
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