Franklin D. Roosevelt and the “Quoddy” Tidal-Electric Power Project

by Author Mark Borton

Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty

“Quoddy” was to be built off the coast of Maine and New Brunswick in order to generate enough electricity to power much of New England. It was part of Roosevelt’s trust-busting “public power” initiatives such as the Boulder Dam and the Tennessee Valley Authority. FDR’s pioneering project was highly controversial and full of intrigue.

In this recorded illustrated talk, presented at the Museum September 24, 2023, author Mark Borton revealed the full story that is chronicled in his new book, Moondoggle: Franklin Roosevelt and the Fight for Tidal-Electric Power at Passamaquoddy Bay.