Photographer's Note

Located in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Shawinigan took off as a boomtown in the late 1890s due to the hydro electric power supplied by the falls of Saint-Maurice river. A number of industries made use of this power, including aluminum, textile and pulp and paper production.

While hydro-electricity is still an important industry in much of Quebec, Shawinigan's manufacturing sector is no longer nearly as prominent. Today there is a museum that commemorates Shawingan's industrial heritage called La CitÚ de l'╔nergie (The City of Energy). The museum has an observation building (photoed here) that is appropriately in the shape of a hydro tower.

(With help from Wikipedia)

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Additional Photos by Caleb Ficner (kwekwekan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 10 N: 173] (1078)
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