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Area : Truro > : Attractions
 

If you love mechanical and innovative things, Sutherland Steam Mill Museum located in Denmark in the Northumberland Shore region is the place for you! Explore this 1894 saw mill and discover Nova Scotian ingenuity in a mill once powered by steam, which could turn out four times as much lumber as a water-powered one! For nearly 70 years, Alexander Sutherland and his family produced carriages, sleds, windows, and fancy gingerbread trim, which were shipped on the old railway line beside the mill. Today that line transports cyclists and other recreationists as partof the Trans-Canada Trail System. See many examples of the Sutherlands’ resourcefulness throughoutthe mill. Rain barrels on the roof provided fire protection, a bathtub was used for soaking shingles and recycled cream separator was converted into a band-saw. See demonstrations of how power was transferred through belts and pulleys, while enjoying hands-on exhibits.

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Areas Of Interest: Community Heritage • Industrial

Core Experience: History

Features: Bus Tours • Gift Shop • Limited Accessibility • Parking • Picnic Tables

Government Level: Provincial

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission charged.

Parking Spaces: 15

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