A winter wonderland of snow and ice on the Camden Falls Montgomery Dam, February 2023. Photo by Tom Rothwell.
Truths VS Fiction on Montgomery Dam
The Montgomery Dam and its waterfall at the head of Camden Harbor have been the subject of much controversy. There are many facts, some true and some not-so-true, being presented to Camden citizens.
Ron Hawkins, Camden resident and long-time owner of a dam in Brooksville Maine, presents well thought out facts in this excellent article.
THIS ARTICLE IS WELL WORTH READING.
The Camden Select Board has failed the democracy test
Every member of the Camden Select Board has taken an oath to “faithfully discharge to the best of my abilities, all duties incumbent upon me pursuant to all charters, ordinances, policies and rules and regulations of the Town of Camden of which I have the right and...
Give Camden Residents A Dam Vote
Camden voters, not the Camden Select Board, should be deciding the fate of Camden’s Montgomery Dam and Camden Harbor Falls.
Who Shall We Trust?
When the truth seems so elusive, who and what can we trust? In our day to day lives we learn who “has our back,” who is upfront, capable and steadfast. We learn to dismiss those who belie reason, question those who peddle self-serving falsehoods, turn away from those...
Camden’s Walk the Falls Tour
Camden Maine is famous for being "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea". But it's also famous for being "Where the River Meets the Sea", specifically the Megunticook River which cascades over the rocks at the head of Camden Harbor creating a spectacular waterfall,...
Montgomery Dam Produces a Thunder Not a Gurgle
Montgomery Dam is perhaps Camden’s most venerable senior citizen. According to the Interfluve report, recently completed for the town, its first iteration occurred in 1771, the same year the town of Camden was incorporated. This was 49 years before Maine became a state, five years before the Declaration of Independence and 17 years before the U.S. Constitution was passed. George Washington was only 39 years old.
Montgomery Dam Survey In — Overwhelming Majority Want to Keep Dam!
The dam, known as the Montgomery Dam, at the head of the harbor in Camden Maine, has been in place since the 1700's. A very strong effort from the Camden Select Board and Town Manager has been underway to remove that dam, with very little input allowed from Camden...