Dams - Redridge

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• This photo is the very last to show the steel dam waters to be at their highest. After the photo was taken, Copper Range decided to let all of the water out and keep it at its minimum level thereafter. The dam was built in 1900-01 and the Baltic Mill in 1901-02. Several people have lost their lives in this dam, three by accidental drowning and one by suicide.Native brook trout and rainbow were plentiful throughout the years of the existance of the dam but after the demolition of the spillway, trout were unable to negotiate the return to the dam and river to spawn and so for many years there were no trout of any kind. Now it is being planted by the Dept. of Natural Resources and fishing is again fair to good. This photo was taken in the summer of 1947. [Back of photograph]
11/8/2007 12:54:58 PM by Christine Holland, Archives