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Balmoral Mills in Colchester County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Sutherland Sawmill Turbine

 
 
Sutherland Sawmill Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Sutherland Sawmill Turbine Marker
Inscription.  

This turbine came from a sawmill
located a few hundred yards
upstream of our mill

The saw mill was built ca 1886 by brothers James and Alexander Sutherland. Another brother Robert, built a blacksmith shop on the same property. The mill was later sold to the Ross Brothers.

The mill was powered by two turbines [we have evidence our mill also used two turbines].

In this photo, taken as part of an archeological survey done in 2012, you can see the two turbines sitting in the remains of a penstock [wooden box containing the turbines] on the bank of the brook.

In 2016 the smaller turbine washed out of the bank and downstream.

As its location in situ was now compromised we obtained permission from the province to move the turbine and display it here.


 
Erected by Balmoral Grist Mill Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 45° 38.707′ N,
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63° 11.679′ W. Marker is in Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia, in Colchester County. Marker and turbine are adjacent to the Balmoral Grist Mill. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 660 Matheson Brook Road, Balmoral Mills NS B0K 1V0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production (here, next to this marker); Balmoral Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Local Granite Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); Naval Encounter at Tatamagouche (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); Duncan MacLanders and Johanne Faulkner (approx. 11 kilometers away); Chalmers Bigney (approx. 15.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Balmoral Mills.
 
Also see . . .  History of Balmoral Grist Mill. (Submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Sutherland Sawmill Turbine and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. Sutherland Sawmill Turbine and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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