This Old Turbine
In service date: 9 January 1941; Out of service for replacement: 24 July 2000; Years in service: 59.5; Rotating speed: 75 revolutions per minute; Lifetime electrical generation: 22,159,657,000-kilowatts hours; Value at $12 a megawatt hour (wholesale): $265,915,884; Water used for generation: 96,000 gallons a second; Weight: 123 tons; Horsepower: 74,000; Manufacturer: S. Morgan Smith.
Outer edges of this turbine moved 663,600 feet an hour. At an average time in service of 7,900 hours a year, they traveled over 59 million miles, more than 100 round trips to the moon.
(Inscription under the photo in the center)
Assembling turbine for unit 4, May 29, 1940.
Location. 45° 38.511′ N, 121° 56.572′ W. Marker is in Cascade
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bradford Island Fishway (within shouting distance of this marker in Oregon); Sturgeon Habitat (approx. 0.8 miles away in Oregon); Beacon Rock (approx. 0.9 miles away in Oregon); Lewis and Clark Trail (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Beacon Rock (approx. 3.9 miles away); Simon Benson (approx. 9½ miles away in Oregon); Welcome to Multnomah Falls (approx. 9½ miles away in Oregon); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 10.1 miles away in Oregon). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cascade Locks.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.