VIEW-4193 | Shawinigan Light & Power Co., Shawinigan Falls, QC, 1906
Shawinigan Light & Power Co., Shawinigan Falls, QC, 1906
Wm. Notman & Son
1906, 20th century
Silver salts on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
20 x 25 cm
Purchase from Associated Screen News Ltd.
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Architecture (8646) , industrial (826) , Photograph (77678)
Keys to History
Shawinigan Water and Power was founded in 1898 by a group of American and Canadian financiers, including Montrealers A. F. Gault and L.-J. Forget, to exploit the rich hydroelectric potential of Shawinigan Falls and the St. Maurice River. The company would become the nucleus of a powerful industrial group and one of the main private electricity producers in Quebec until the Quiet Revolution.