Water Power: Turbines and Races
The model next to you is a replica of the turbine that runs the mill. A turbine spins like a pinwheel, but uses water instead of wind.
The Providence Dam, half-mile west, directs water from the Maumee River into the canal behind the mill. It flows through the millrace into the penstock under the building and falls onto the turbine, causing the blades to turn.
The turbine pushes water out of the
mill through the tailrace, creating the
rushing sound that you hear now.
Erected by Toledo Area MetroParks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 24.921′ N, 83° 51.718′ W. Marker is in Providence, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on South River Road (U.S. 24) 0.1 miles west of Grand Rapids Road (Ohio Route 295), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12630 Grand Rapids Rd, Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Issac Ludwig Historic Mill (here, next to this marker); Tough Times On The Towpath
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by TeamOHE of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.