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Tapping Niagara's Power Resources

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898 (28mm); 953 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, 28mm, 35mm, VHS.
"Film about the hydroelectric power station at Niagara Falls, Ontario. It shows: aerial shots of Niagara River and Niagara Falls from an airplane; shots of Niagara Falls from land; water flowing from the power house; various shots of structures on shore and in the river belonging to the Ontario Power Company; intertitle reading ' water from the river above the Falls is diverted into the outer bay'; shot of power house and the ice water; intertitle reading 'Passsing through iron screens the water is further clarified before entering the inner forbay'; water going through iron screens; close-up of water going through the screens; intertitle reading 'Forty-ton gates control the flow through the conduits'; long shot of two men supervising operations inside the building; shot of outside, where water is flowing through the gates; close-up of rushing water; intertitle reading 'the conduits, which are 19 1/4 feet in diameter, convey the water one and a quarter miles when it is dropped 175 feet through penstocks to the turbines'; shot of the turbines; intertitle reading 'Thirteen thousand horse power turbine are connected to electric; generators of the same horse power'; massive turbines shown at an angle; close-up of turbines from the side; and long shot of the turbines."