Stinson Hydroelectric Generating Station

Category Exploration Date Status Province / State Country
Infrastructure Active Ontario Canada


This particular generating station is located on the Wanapitae River and entered service in 1925. The Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario acquired the plant from the Wanapitae Power Company in 1930. The station contains two generator turbines.

The Wahnapitae Power Company owned two other generating stations in Coniston and McVittie.

Personal Commentary: 

Northern Ontario is spattered with countless small hydro-electric projects such as this feeding into the grid. While there isn't much to see, and the building is quite sealed, I found it interesting just the same.

It's located immediately next to what appears to be a popular place to launch boats. The day I visited, there were about three trailers parked nearby, and one more being backed into the water.

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