The Farris Windmill is said to be the oldest windmill in the United States
Windmills like this one were as pretty as they were useful.
This windmill, which was used to grind corn, had many owners. It was named after the Farris family, which ran it for
three generations. The wind moved the sails to operate the machinery inside.
Built in the mid 1600s and operated in three locations in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Piece of old blades
This is an original piece of the old blades of our windmill. The blades served De Zwaan from the
early 1900's through March of 2000.
This windmill was used as a lookout in the Netherlands during World War II.
If you look closely you will be able to find the bullet holes left in the blades from that time.