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Windmill in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada

Designed by and constructed under supervision of Dutch mill builders.
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Jul 05 2012 19:32 GMT twsottawan PRO
Neat propeller job. Four blades, wow. Do they fly canvas as well when they really need to spin with it. What do they actually mill, wheat? Or do they pump water with these things in Manitoba.
Jul 05 2012 19:40 GMT jomoud PRO
This is a flour mill located in the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba.
Although it is mainly a tourist attraction, it is a working mill. In the General store of the Village you can purchase freshly milled flour as well as bread made with flour milled in this mill.
This mill does not have canvas sails but takes advantage of the wind with wooden louvres.
As a side note, back home in Holland, during worldwar 2, the resistance fighters used windmills to relay meaasges to each other. The position of the blades and canvass sails all had certain specific meanings that were changed regularly. The mills of which there are many throughout Holland, could be seen from great distance.
The Germans never caught on to this message system.
Jul 05 2012 20:32 GMT wijnie58
Wonderful...!!!
Jul 05 2012 21:00 GMT Macfudge
Excellent foto! NIce to read all that interesting info. Thanks.:-)
Jul 06 2012 01:19 GMT martini957
Wow...fantastic
Jul 06 2012 06:19 GMT MargNZ
Excellent photo and history John :)
Jul 08 2012 10:07 GMT twsottawan PRO
Interesting about the tilting wind mill blade code. Amazing what a resistance movement can come up with as a method of communications.

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