French Landing Dam and Powerhouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Jagman714
N 42° 12.890 W 083° 26.416
17T E 298577 N 4676511
Quick Description: French Landing Dam and Powerhouse is located on Haggerty Rd. Belleville, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2006 4:35:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMV0D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 65

Long Description:
The French Landing Dam and Powerhouse Historical sign is back up and ready to be seen,and there is a very nice Historical park near the Dam, with a playscape for the kids, Restrooms, and a Fishing pier.
Historical Name: The Eastern Michigan Edison Company, now the Detroit Edison

Description:
In 1910, the Eastern Michigan Edison Company, now the Detroit Edison Company, purchased most of the Van Buren Township land along the Huron River for a Hydroelectric plant. The French Landing powerhouse and dam were completed in 1924-1925. The dam, the largest and last in a series of five constructed on the Huron River, created Belleville Lake with its miles of beautiful residential and recreational lakefront lots.The dam generated up to 12.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity untill it was decommissioned in 1962. It was eventually donated to the township. In 1981 Van Buren Township began a 5 million dollar project to restore the dam and powerhouse.


Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: 998

Historical Date: Not listed

website: Not listed

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