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Victoria Dam and Hydroelectric Plant

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1929–1931, Holland, Ackerman and Holland. Victoria Dam Rd., 5 miles southwest of Rockland
  • (Courtesy of Keweenaw National Historical Park)
  • (Courtesy of Keweenaw National Historical Park)
  • (Courtesy of Keweenaw National Historical Park)

The Victoria Dam and Hydroelectric Plant was built for the Copper Range Company's hydroelectric development and acquired by the Upper Peninsula Power Company in 1947. The four-arch concrete dam extends across a deep gorge. Downstream from the dam is the brick powerhouse with its large windows and vertical piers, which holds the original installation of turbines and generators.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Victoria Dam and Hydroelectric Plant", [Bruce Crossing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 498-498.

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