Lot 26 of 305:
Alcan Project at Kitimat, British Columbia  

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Progress report for the Alcan Project at Kitimat, British Columbia, and the Kemano hydroelectric project

Morrison-Knudson Company of Canada




Three binders & 1 stapled report: Alcan Project Progress Report, October 1, 1953 (cover title). [7], 31 leaves of mimeographed typescript + 28 maps, plans & graphs (some folding) + 40 glossy halftone plates from photographs. * Skins Lake Project (cover title) Binder comprising approx. 145 gelatin silver photographs, each with typed caption in lower margin. * Progress Pictures of Alcan Project (cover title). 28 halftone plates from photographs, most with two images. * Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited, Nechako Kitimat Project. Specification No. AP-91, Saddle Dams. Skins Lake Dams Nos. 1, 3 & 3; Bear Lake Dams Nos. 1, 2 & 3. 17 leaves, mimeographed typescript, stapled. Together, 4 items. Approx. 29x23 cm. (11½x9"). Progress report on the massive project in Northwest British Columbia. In the 1950s, after signing the agreement with the British Columbia government for land and water rights, Alcan undertook the Kitimat/Kemano Project, arguably one of the most ambitious Canadian engineering projects of the 20th century. The project required not only building the Kenney Dam to reverse the Nechako River, but also boring a 16 km (10 mi) tunnel under Mt. Dubose of the Coast Range to the generating station, also built under Mt. Dubose. The electricity from Kemano is transported 80 km (50 mi) across mountains via a custom built twin circuit transmission line. This notable report contains a remarkable pictorial record of the project.

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