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Beaufond Windmill

Windmill - Anse-Bertrand

Located in Lacroix, visible from National Highway 8, Beaufond windmill bears the name of its owner at the time of its construction. It has a fig tree growing inside it that is said to be “cursed.” The tree has taken over the windmill, however if it is cut down, the windmill will collapse. The gear-works used to run the system run are assembled at the site for eventual restoration. The site of Beaufond windmill is known as a venue for a number of events. The windmill itself is a tapered masonry tower, mounted by a small spherical crown that could be swiveled to face the wind, and supporting blades attached to a horizontal axis. The construction material was stone and brick for the openings, rubble stone for the body of the windmill, and wood for the framing and the blades.

 Moulin de Beaufond. The thick foliage replaces the old conical roof
Moulin de Beaufond. The thick foliage replaces the old conical roof
 Anse-Bertrand, Beaufond windmill. Brick arch
Anse-Bertrand, Beaufond windmill. Brick arch
 Moulin de Beaufond - Anse-Bertrand: stone and brick bay
Moulin de Beaufond - Anse-Bertrand: stone and brick bay
 Moulin de Beaufond in Anse-Bertrand. The “cursed fig tree“
Moulin de Beaufond in Anse-Bertrand. The “cursed fig tree“
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