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Balmoral Mills in Colchester County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Sutherland Sawmill Turbine

 
 
Sutherland Sawmill Turbine Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 45° 38.707′ N, 63° 11.679′ W. Marker is in Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia, in Colchester County. Touch for map. Marker and turbine are adjacent to the Balmoral Grist Mill. Marker is at or near this postal address: 660 Matheson Brook Road, Balmoral Mills, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turbines: From Direct to Indirect Power Production
Sutherland Sawmill Turbine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. Sutherland Sawmill Turbine and Marker
(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).
 
Also see . . .  History of Balmoral Grist Mill. (Submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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