The Station's Power Plant housed seven diesel generators having the capability of producing a maximum power output of 3.2 mega watts and supplied all the power needed for the operation of the station.
In January 1961, Mr Smith joined the Cooper's Island staff as a diesel mechanic in the station's power plant. Mr Smith was responsible for maintaining and repairing the generators to ensure a steady and uninterrupted power supply.
Michael Perinchief :(1963 - Nov 1969)
Peter Wilson :(1965 -1969)
"I was employed at Coopers Island as an Electrical Power Plant Operator, from 1965-1969. Fellow plant members whom I can remember were the following: Reginal Pearman, Kenneth Outerbridge, William (Bill) Issac, George DeCosta (deceased), Eugene Foley (deceased), Vernon (Bishob) Furbert (deceased). Plant Mechanics, Leon (Caladonia) Smith, George (Chicken) Welch. The Plant Manager was Richard (Dick) Dole. Unfortunately, I do not have any photos of those years nevertheless, A very special event for me while working there was that I had the opportunity of spending a day up in one of NASA's airplanes, a Lockheed Constallation, NASA 421 performing station calibration checks."