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22nd Century Power Station: a Boat Mill

March 4, 2012 1 comment

For centuries, the waterwheel was civilization’s most important power source.  It was used to grind grain, extract vegetable oil, power machinery and even generate electricity.  In the world of the Morrow Project,  this technology will be used again.

One variant of the “undershot” waterwheel is the Boat Mill: a waterwheel mounted between 2 barges and anchored in the river.

A simple and inexpemsive/crude wooden  structure, the Boat Mill has a few advantages over a mill built on the banks of a river

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