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Compensating Works

Constructed between 1913-1919 near the twin cities of Sault Saint Marie and Ontario by three hydropower plants and a 16 gate control structure.  Its purpose is to control Lake Superior outflow, though this control was not completely acquired until 1921 when the south dike was built.  Consists of a series of piers, towers, and gates to regulate outflow.


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