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The old and the new – Puntledge penstock pipelines

The old and the new Puntledge penstock pipelines, In the front, the old pipeline built by Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd in1912. In the background, the new penstock pipeline built either by the BC Power Commission, or BC Hydro in between … Continue reading

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Puntledge Generation Penstock Pipeline

  Looking along the pipeline toward Bevan, Forbidden Plateau and Comox Lake

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Canadian Collieries Puntledge hydroelectric

In 1912 Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. developed the hydroelectric potential of Comox Lake and the Puntledge River to provide electricity for the operation of its coal mines in the Cumberland area. An impounding dam was built at the outlet of … Continue reading

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