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Providence Township near Grand Rapids in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Water Power: Turbines and Races

 
 
Water Power Turbines and Races Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 16, 2019
1. Water Power Turbines and Races Marker
Inscription.  
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 & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 24.921′ N, 83° 51.718′ W. Marker is near Grand Rapids, Ohio, in Lucas County. It is in Providence Township. 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
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. Issac Ludwig Historic Mill (here, next to this marker); Tough Times On The Towpath (within shouting distance of this marker); Whalers And Wickets Of Lock 44 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Dam With A View (within shouting distance of this marker); The Towpath Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Next Stop: Backruptcy! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oberle Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Through The Eyes Of An Artist (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 16, 2019
2. Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker
Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 16, 2019
3. Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker
Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 16, 2019
4. Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker
Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, June 16, 2019
5. Water Power: Turbines and Races Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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