Dammed up


In order to get power for the mill, you need a dam. The Hope Mill is run with a Francis turbine which requires the water to flow into it from a higher elevation. It's all very technical, but our guide (and my engineer husband) was very good at explaining it all.

8 comments:

Birdman said...

Where's the dam guide? Any dam questions? hahahaha Couldn't resist.

Regina K said...

Dams have a purpose indeed.

Randy said...

Love the clouds. It really is interesting how this all ties in together.

Jacob said...

I'm glad someone can explain stuff like this. I'm just a mere photographer. Beautiful shot, Hal! And by the way, ignore Birdman, he always thinks he's so dam funny! :-)

cieldequimper said...

Impressionnant. J'adore la photo d'hier, en noir et blanc c'est superbe.

Jack said...

All around New England, there are cities -- Holyoke, Lowell, Manchester, etc. -- that grew up in the 1800s because the local businessmen harnessed water power for their factories.

Kate said...

Well, I'll be damed; both Birdman and Jacob got here first with their dam jokes. I agree with Randy that the clouds are terrific...first thing I noticed.

EG Wow said...

I think you chose a beautiful day to see the dam and mill.

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