Vintage Hydro Electricity Plant
The Indian Arm area where I kayak & sell homes is off the grid ie if you want power you make it. Up The Arm these resourceful cabin owners often use generators so I have become interested in how each resident creates power. When I was visiting in New Zealand & heard of Mason Chamber's hydro electricity plant built in 1892 I was intrigued. With the price of electricity in BC expected to jump 26% this next year I am vested in learning how to get cheap power. Chamber's pioneer generator powering plant is still working today using ancient wooden switches, lightbulbs over 100 years old & a second hand dynamo that once powered a London rail way station in the early 1800's. Obviously Mr Chambers was a man ahead of his time, a man who would have fit into the Indian Arm life style with his sense of community & ingenuity.