ELECTRICITY: The Past, Present & Possible Future of Power Generation and Distribution on Fishers Island
August 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This illustrated talk by Museum Director Pierce Rafferty surveys the past, examines the present, and looks to the future of this integral component of our island community.
Time: Sunday, August 27, 2023 @ 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Place: at the Museum, 2nd Floor
Part 2 of a of three-part series documenting F.I.’s utilities. View Part 1 “WATER: The History of Fishers Island’s Supply, Use and Distribution Systems”
ABOVE PHOTO: Fishers Island’s Diesel-Powered Generating Plant, circa 1951. A new local generating plant went on line February 9, 1941 in the brick building on West Harbor powered by four diesel generating units. Photo courtesy of Mary Pankiewicz.