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Former C.P. Crane Power Station in Bowleys Quarters to be imploded on Friday morning

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UPDATE 2: The implosion has now been moved back up to 8 a.m.

UPDATE: The implosion is now schedule for 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

Original story below…


BOWLEYS QUARTERS, MD—This week will mark the end of an era.

The former C.P. Crane Power Station in Bowleys Quarters will be imploded at around 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, weather-permitting.

The Baltimore County Fire Department, Baltimore County Police Department, and Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police will secure the area beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Carroll Island Road will be closed at Seneca Park Road. Seneca Creek will be closed to boat traffic south of the site between Seneca Point and Carroll Island.

These closings will reopen shortly after the implosion, as safety permits.

From 1961 to 2018, the C.P. Crane plant was a prominent landmark in eastern Baltimore County. The complex occupies 157 acres on the Seneca and Saltpeter Creeks.

Tom McKittrick, CEO of Forsite Development Inc. which owns the 157-acre Charles P. Crane Generating Station property, located at 1021 Carroll Island Road, discussed taking down the largest remaining parts of the facility, including the 300-foot iconic smokestacks, earlier this year.

“If you live around here, you might hear it,” McKittrick told members of the Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association.

McKittrick assured those in attendance that the company would capture video footage of the event to share with the community.

“It will be some of the most incredible video you ever see from drones and from every imaginable angle,” he said.

Photo via Forsite Development, Inc.

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