Petersburg Power and Light Superintendent Joe Nelson reminded the city council Tuesday night of the department’s efforts to relocate their downtown plant to Scow Bay.
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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©
This undated photo of Power House Manager Joe L. MacKechnie and Cliff Roundtree in front of the Petersburg Municipal Power & Light Power House building was taken after 1935, when MacKechnie noted the purchase of the International pick-up in his memoirs. Note the power lines protruding from the building to send power to downtown Petersburg.
Nelson said in 1983 the city-owned utility provided 60% of the town’s power...