Seabright Dam, a hydroelectric dam on the Megunticook River constructed in 1888, recently welcomed back one of its two turbines. The turbine was taken out and sent to Rockland Steel to be retrofitted, and was then reinstalled in the dam. The dam provides electricity for Camden’s wastewater treatment facility.

Seabright Dam is the only hydroelectric dam Camden owns. It was donated to the city in 2007 by Joe Sawyer, who had owned the dam since 1984. It underwent repairs in 2008 and has been producing electricity for the city since.

According to a report from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued in 2010, the Seabright Dam produces 94 kilowatts. It is an officially approved hydroelectric project under the specifications laid out by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission.

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