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Michaux windmill

Windmill - Petit-Canal

 

Witness of the intense sugar activity of the town, the Michaux mill is built in a traditional way in limestone bound by a mortar made of sand, lime and battery syrup. The mills of the time were high towers of 6 to 9 m, the wings facing east, oriented towards the wind. Each mill overlooks the sugar refinery located below. The shaft of the mill was frustoconical and had three arched openings, the largest of which introduced the elements of the mechanism (trees, lanterns, chassis, rolls ...). An access ramp facilitated the arrival of the carts loaded with canes. Several other mills are still visible and relatively well preserved. Mill Devarieux, mystic, a crucifix in the cartouche above the bay, Girard, discreet, under the vegetation, Moulin de Godet, imposing, on its base, Lubeth, elegant, with its tufted headdress.

Michaux windmill. Built in a traditional way
Michaux windmill. Built in a traditional way
 One of the three arched openings
One of the three arched openings
The Michaux mill in Petit-Canal
The Michaux mill in Petit-Canal
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