Collection MG10 - Grand Manan Light and Power Company

Titre propre

Grand Manan Light and Power Company

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

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  • Source du titre propre: Title based on contents.

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)


  • 1928-1994 (Production)
    Grand Manan Light and Power Company
    Charlotte County

Description matérielle

20 cm of textural records ; one ledger 38 x 32 x 1.5 cm

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Note sur la collection

Nom du producteur

(1929 -)

Histoire administrative

The Act of Legislation incorporating the Grand Manan Light and Power Company was passed in 1928. By 26 June 1929, the company was organized at Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. Owners of the company at the time of incorporation were: merchants Fred S. McLaughlin, Lawton C. Guptill, and A. LeRoy Ingalls; Dr. John F. McCulley, M.D.; merchant and fish exporter Joseph E. Gaskill; fish merchant John R. Moses; and others.

The diesel plant at Grand Harbour began operation in December 1929. The plant's capacity, however, proved insufficient. In 1938, electricity on the Island was turned off at 11 pm every night. The inhabitants of Grand Manan petitioned the New Brunswick Power Commission for electric light 24 hours a day. The commission responded by buying out the company. Louise Glennie, formerly secretary treasurer and manager of the company in the 1930s, became secretary to A. A. Dysart, one-time Chairman of the Power Commission and Premier of New Brunswick from 1935-1940.

The plant was expanded and staff increased several times. A second plant was built at Ingalls Head during the 1960s with a much increased capacity for production. Still, demand by industrial, commercial and home consumers strained this plant beyond its capacity. In 1970, a sub-marine cable was laid connecting Grand Manan with mainland supplies of electricity. The diesel plant is still operational and is turned on when there are emergency power outages on the mainland.

Historique de la conservation

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Portée et contenu

This collection consists of technical books, papers, and manuscripts documenting the history of the electrification of Grand Manan. The ledger documents the installation of wires to individual locations and then maintenance at that location. The ledger used was a telegraph ledger but the entries are all for 'Electrical Works'. The ledger was used from Oct. 1929 to 31 Jan. 1930. Also included is an NB Power Museum Kit, acquired in 1990, which contains a history of the electrification of the Province of New Brunswick. There is also an NB Power calendar for 1994.

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Pearly Green and Gleneta Hettrick gave some of the technical books; Keith Ingersoll donated the 1990 NB Power Museum Kit.


Artificial arrangement by Archivist.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

No restrictions.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Instruments de recherche

Finding aid available upon request.

Éléments associés

See also: Newspaper clippings re: Power (MG7)

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Désignations alphanumériques


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