Desolate and forlorn along some lovely roads you can find the abandoned water mill in the community of New Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Also know as the mill at Crousetown Dam. The wood is bowing and bucking. The windows are broken, busted or missing. The red paint is faded yet lovely reminder of the days it stood bright red against its lush background. You can stop for a peek at this abandoned water mill on the bridge of Watermills Road.
The mill is on the banks of the Petite Riviere (Little River). It is said that Samuel de Champlain, The Father of New France, called it such in 17th century.
Find it with these coordinates 44.262008, -64.485423.
Featured image and photo 2 from Bambe1964/Flickr.
This Abandoned Water Mill Provided Power
Similarly, this is the Conquerall Mills Hydroelectricity Power Dam. For over 35 years this hydroelectric facility has been abandoned. All the windows are boarded up. It was formerly for sale and is now privately owned although it still lies in dilapidation.
This mill was built specifically to supply power sometime in the 1940’s. It was closed in 1971 and abandoned by the town in 1974. In 1977, the dam was broken to allow the water to flow through.
As a result of the abandonment, the roof has many holes. Inside there is lumber, decay and bits of rubble. A simple and singular chain drapes the turn in to this building.
Hydroelectricity is a great renewable energy source and the cost to produce the energy is generally low. The act of using water as a source to create energy has been around since ancient times (beginning with flour grinding).
You can find this one with these coordinates. 44.308407, -64.525941.
Lastly, these two mills are less than 10 miles away from each other and along the same river.
See more mills under our Industrial tag.