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St John, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Windmill

 
 
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
1. Windmill Marker
Inscription. If there was a steady breeze, cane was brought to the windmill. Revolving sails turned a central shaft, rotating the rollers and crushing the stalks. Juice ran down the rollers into the gutter and flowed downhill to the factory. The windmill, as well as the rest of the factory, was built between 1797 and 1805. It could produce more juice than the horsemill, and involved fewer people and no draft animals. The now-missing turret carried axle and sails, and could be turned into the wind.
 
Location. 18° 21.78′ N, 64° 43.77′ W. Marker is in St John, Virgin Islands. Marker is on Virgin Islands Route 20. Touch for map. The Annaberg Sugar Mill is a unit of the Virgin Islands National Park. Marker is in this post office area: St John VI 00830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slave Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Annaberg Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Boiling Room (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horse Mill (about 300 feet away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 4.7 miles away); Laurance Rockefeller
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
2. Windmill Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park (approx. 4.7 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St John.
 
Additional keywords. This marker is on the grounds of the Annaberg Sugar Mill
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Don Morfe, January 28, 2012
3. Windmill Marker
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By Don Morfe, January 29, 2012
4. Windmill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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