This is my goodbye to a St. Paul power plant currently being demolished: ISLAND STATION. It served in a limited capacity from 1924 to 1973, but its iconic steel smokestack left an impression on me and thousands of other St. Paul residents, past and present.
The stacks wouldn’t be visible through the mist anyway, if they weren’t demolished. This is how I came to know Lakeview Power Station, one of the last giant Ontario coal-fired power plants.
I take a below-freezing tour of a rail yard power station that dates back to 1924, a double-stacker that stands out in a small town.