Thursday, November 04, 2010

Days 1239 and 1240 -- Altona

From the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we find that the McGregor Powerhouse in Altona is going to be restored.
Located on the Great Chazy River in upstate New York, the powerhouse has been closed since the early 1960s. It is one of three remaining features of a hydroelectric power system built by William H. Miner and the Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company in the early 1920s. Miner, a millionaire businessman and developer, used the hydroelectric system to power the village of Chazy, N.Y., and Heart's Delight Farm, a family homestead which grew to 12,000 acres in 1918. The powerhouse is currently vacant and partly used for storage by Altona, the plant's current owners.
So day 1239 was Tuesday, when I did a fairly nice five miles. Day 1240 was yesterday, when I did a brisk four. This morning, I slept in.