Windmill 'De Haensmole' at Grou (Friesland) destroyed


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The 18th century windmill 'De Haensmole' at Grou (Friesland) was destroyed on 9th Jan 2004, when it was rammed by the empty 85m long tanker Renasa. The mill had only just completed a restoration in 2003.

The Dutch Mill database has some photos, and there is a photo of the wreckage, but I don't know how long it will be available for since the story has already dropped off this site. There is an illustrated article, and another.

Other sites carry the story in Dutch if you can read that - they all seem to be reporting the same agency story: 1, 2, 3, 4
Item: #227, Posted: 19/1/04.


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