Jardin botanique de Deshaies
Bourse des Vols
Beauport new
Paradoxe
Autolagon

Ménard windmill

Mill - Saint-Louis

This site was first used as a large cotton plantation that employed as many as 150 slaves in the late 18th century. In 1830, it was bought and transformed into a sugar plantation. The mill remained intact and the former buildings were converted. Like the majority of mills in Guadeloupe, this masonry tower featured a rotatable cap that could be swiveled by means of a tail beam to face the sails into the wind. A shaft protruded horizontally from the roof, to which four asymmetrical vanes were attached. Each vane consisted of a center axis, the yardarm, which supported bars that held wooden blades or sails of hemp or linen. The rotational movement of the vanes drove a system of gears and rollers mounted on a wooden chassis at the base of the structure.

Moulin de Ménard (Ménard windmill)
Moulin de Ménard (Ménard windmill)
 Moulin de Ménard - Saint-Louis. Main opening, arched, in ashlar
Moulin de Ménard - Saint-Louis. Main opening, arched, in ashlar
 Stone construction
Stone construction
Saint-Louis, Moulin de Ménard, characteristic frustoconical barrel
Saint-Louis, Moulin de Ménard, characteristic frustoconical barrel
Les Heures Saines
Stand Up Paddle
Randonnée quad

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