Tide Mill Institute

2013 9th Annual Tide Mill Conference, November 8/9

Tide: The Forgotten Energy Source?

An event for tide mill enthusiasts, academics and just plain folks to share, explore & dream about Tide Mills old, new and yet to be from New York to Nova Scotia.

For nearly ten years Tide Mill Institute's conferences have advanced the appreciation of the technical and human heritage of American and international tide mills.

THIS YEAR - GET THE INSIDE STORY about a unique Maine tidal device supplying electricity to the grid. Learn about early Dutch tide mills in Brooklyn, NY and the reappearance of a 19th century Nova Scotia tide mill. FIND OUT from those with tide mills in their own back yards why the coast north of Boston had so many tide mills. HEAR what makes the technology of tidal sawmills so unusual. BRWOSE through photos and volumes about tide mills of all kinds in America, England, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. WATCH videos and power point programs explaining how traditional tide mills work. SHARE your own interest in the subject. Best of all - GET EXCITED about tide mills now and for the future!

WHEN - November 8th & 9th 2013

WHERE - Topsfield Historical Society, The Gould Barn, 1 Howlett Street, Topsfield, MA

Friday, Nov. 8th 6-8 pm. Informal reception, registration, refreshments, displays & videos, collegial discussion

Saturday, Nov 9th

8-9 am Registration, coffee, donuts

9 Welcome & introductions

9:15 Nova Scotia Mill Emerges fro the Mud - Kerr Canning (ret) John Abbott College, Montreal

10:00 The Keynote Presentation: A 21st Century Main Tide Mill Hits the Grid! - Chris Sauer, Pres. Ocean Renewable Power

11:00 Break

11:15 Saltwater Horsepower - Figuring out the Way Tideal Sawmills Work - Robert Gordon (ret) Yale

Noon Lunch

1:00 Tide Mills on Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal - Angela Kramer, Educator Brooklyn Hist. Soc.

2:00 Boston's North Shore: A Tide Mill Coast - Representatives of regional historical socieites

3:00 Reports for Tide Mill Groups

3:30 Adjourn

$20 Fee includes registration, lunch, refreshments

Contact Tide Mill Institute

Bud Warren - budw@myfairpoint.net 207-373-1209, 5 Berkeley Lane, Topsham, ME 04086

Earl Taylor - ERMMWWT@aol.com 617-293-3052