Great Works Dam, MHER Documentation

I’ve had the good fortune to carry out two projects for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust in Maine. The Trust is a non-profit organization that was created in order to carry out the Penobscot River Restoration Project in collaboration with a range of public and private partners. The goal of the Project is to restore …

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Woodland Reservoir, Syracuse, NY

In the summer of 2012, I had a call from the Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association. He had just heard that the City of Syracuse was going to replace the existing lower gatehouse for the Woodland Reservoir, at the corner of Stolp Ave and South Geddes Street, with a modern one to …

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Vermont Marble Factory, Proctor, VT

The Vermont Marble Company came into being in 1880 under the leadership of Redfield Proctor, who consolidated several local marble companies including the Sutherland Falls Marble Company, which was based near the falls of the Otter Creek in what is now the Village of Proctor. By the turn of the 20th century, the Vermont Marble …

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New Croton Dam, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

  Over the course of my career, I’ve had the chance to work, and take photographs, at several really interesting places. Among my favorites are those that are focused on what I call, for lack of a better term, water resource engineering. In less-fancy terms, that means dam, canals, hydroelectric sites, and such. Of these …

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Old Town Canoe Factory, Old Town, ME

The Old Town Canoe Company was established in 1898, and by 1900 had moved into the former Keith Shoe Company factory in downtown Old Town, ME, near the banks of the Penobscot River. The company remained in that building, to which they added many others over the years, until 2009 when they moved to a …

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Will & Baumer Candle Factory, Syracuse, NY

Candle making has a long and rich history in Syracuse. The origins of the industry here date back to the middle of the 19th century when the salt industry on the city’s north side attracted ambitious immigrants who created a range of industries. German immigrants were among the most successful entrepreneurs in mid-century Syracuse, and …

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