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

Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production

 
 
Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production Marker
Inscription.  

Turbines began to become commonplace in the mid-1800's and had virtually replaced vertical waterwheels by the mid 1860's.

Below are a number of illustrations showing typical mill setups and power transfer.

In 1881 the Schoellkopf Power Station near Niagara Falls was built using turbines to generate electricity. Canada followed suit in 1885, with our first hydropower generating station at Montmorency Falls near Quebec City. With these and other technological developments in deasil [sic - diesel] and gasoline technology, the short lived, but fascinating era of industry using direct turbine power soon came to an end.


 
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 1881.
 
Location. 45° 38.707′ N, 63° 11.679′ W. Marker is in Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia, in Colchester County. Marker is adjacent to the Balmoral Grist Mill. Touch for map.
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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. Sutherland Sawmill Turbine (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.)
 
Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production Marker
Historic turbine from nearby Sutherland Sawmill on display
 
 
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 190 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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