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Cadoue Windmill

Windmill - Anse-Bertrand

Located on the former property of Cadoue family, settlers owning several hectares of land where the family tomb still remains, this windmill is a witness to the sugar activity of the town. Built in the traditional way in limestone or rubble bound by a mortar made of sand, lime and battery syrup, with towers 6 to 9 m high, the wings facing towards east, facing the trade winds, the mill overlooked the sugar refinery located below.
The barrel of the mill was frustoconical and had three curved openings, the largest of which allowed the elements of the mechanism to be introduced (crossings, lanterns, chassis, rolls, etc.). An access ramp facilitated the arrival of carts loaded with canes. Several are still visible and relatively well preserved, notably the Budan windmill, the Grand Fond windmill, the Beaufond windmill, the Saint-Jacques windmill, as well as those of Guéry, Sans Fenêtre, Montrésor, Pressec…

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