Committed to Sustainable Industrial Heritage
The Tide Mill Institute hopes to advance the appreciation of tide mill history and technology by encouraging research, by promoting appropriate re-uses of former tide mill sites and by fostering communication among tide mill enthusiasts.
Next Conference: Boston --Save the Date! Saturday, November 12, 2016
TMI’s next conference will be held on Saturday, November 12th, at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston’s Chestnut Hill district. As a follow-up to our last event’s discussion of Boston’s early tidal power, this year’s gathering will focus on the city’s mills. Tide mill relics from the 18th century were found in the area of the former Mill Pond during the famous “Big Dig.” Their fascinating details, carefully studied, measured and recorded, shed light on the mechanical wizardry of colonial industrial design. These will be explained, put in historical context, and illustrated with intricate CAD drawings. We will also look at a Boston tidal power project from the 19th century: the famous Back Bay scheme that was designed and built to provide “perpetual power” but didn’t work out as well as planned. Other invited speakers, from outside New England, will describe millstone quarries, and tides and tidal power around the world. A tour of the fascinating Waterworks Museum will be included.
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