Windmills of the Netherlands Antilles


Aruba (#an1)

(12.56350,-70.046) Google Maps Aerial - Dual Google & Bing Maps
smock mill :

Signboard says:
The original windmill was built in fries land (Holland) in 1804 for the purpose of pumping water from the lands that lay below sea level. After being damaged by a storm in 1878 it was disassembled and rebuilt elsewhere in Holland and used to mill grains, in 1929 it was again damaged by a storm and no longer used. In 1960 the remaining wooden structure was purchased by a Dutch merchant, brought to Aruba March 1961 and rebuilt atop a two storey concrete structure to be used as a Restaurant and Museum.
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Bonaire salt pans (#an2)

(12.06998,-68.253) Google Maps Aerial - Dual Google & Bing Maps
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