June 13, 2024
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

Franklin Roosevelt and the Fight for Tidal-Electric Power at Passamaquoddy Bay, with author Mark Borton

12 noon – 1 pm
Free author talk!

U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt proposed the world’s largest hydro-electric generating plant in Passamaquoddy Bay in the early 20th century. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and 5,000 employees began building the plant in 1935 but then the project was mysteriously abandoned.

If this surprises you, then you will want to hear Mark Borton present the fascinating story of the “Quoddy Tidal Power Project.” It is a tale filled with intrigue and outrage, triumphs and failures.

About the author

Mark Borton is an American author and publisher who created the Embassy Boating Guide book series, which covers the east coast of the United States from Maine to Florida. Borton also created the Maptech Waterproof Chart series, which now includes over 90 titles.

Borton is currently writing The Tide-Watcher's Guide to the Bay of Fundy and investigating archaeological sites in Maine and Nova Scotia.

MOONDOGGLE book cover.