On the Longest Night of the Year, Lights on the Conowingo Dam Glow in Gathering Darkness.

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The old entrance to the Hydroelectric Plant at the Conowingo Dam is decorated for the holidays.

As the day slipped quickly away and twilight settled on Cecil County on this busy last weekend before Christmas, the lights of the Conowingo Dam flickered to life.  In contrast to the frenzied day of last-minute shopping in downtowns and malls, the scene on the Susquehanna was quiet and settled this Saturday evening at this old river crossing.  Reflecting from the lake, a colorful array of lights glowed softly in the gathering darkness as people settled in for the longest night of the year.  The northwestern crossing from Cecil to Harford counties has always been an important one and earlier bridges made way for the Conowingo Dam, which opened in 1928.

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The lights of the Conowingo Dam and passing automobiles softly illuminate the gathering darkness of the longest night of the year.

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The nearby historical marker for Conowingo.

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