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The story of the Veazie Plant is almost the history of the whole development of hydro-electric plants in this country, for it is said to be the third to be put in commercial operation.
Many years ago the vicinity of the present Veazie Plant was noted for its salmon fishing, the pool at the foot of the rapids which existed before the first dam was constructed being alive with the gamey fish during the season.
Some of the old fishing rights which had been granted to the original settlers were still in existence when the present dam was constructed and proved a source of much trouble to our lawyers, too, in obtaining a perfect title to the necessary water rights.
The exact date of the first development of the rapids at what is now called Veazie is not known, but a portion of the old timber dam which was displaced by the present dam was said to he over eighty years old.
Bangor Hydro-Electric Company
Bangor Hydro Electric Company, Electric Power History Maine, Veazie Dam, Veazie Maine
Bangor Hydro Electric Company, "Bangor Hydro Electric News: March 1928, Volume 1, No.4 -- Veazie Station Issue" (1928). Bangor Hydro Electric News. 39.
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