More than a year ago, the state refused the donation of the Lock and Telos dams
More than a year ago, the state refused the donation of the Lock and Telos dams and 40 adjacent acres on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, which would have given it more control over the canoe corridor. The offer was made by the East Branch Improvement Co., owned by Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. and Great Northern Paper. The offer also included the Matagamon dam on the Penobscot River. The discussions "never reached the level of negotiations," and Bangor-Hydro backed down from a preliminary offer of a $20,000 maintenance fund and the costs of a dam tender at the Telos dam. Bob Wengyrneck, the state's biologist at the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, was confident at the time of the discussions that he could find private and public funds to restore and maintain the dams. He remains hopeful that the state will eventually gain ownership. Details.
Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Dams
Austin, Phyllis, "More than a year ago, the state refused the donation of the Lock and Telos dams" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3219.
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