Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tidal, tidal everywhere (again)

Staying in Yarmouth, it's suddenly obvious that our forefathers knew all about the tides and how to use them.

For the first time in about 40 years, I've realised that the old Mill at Yarmouth must have been a tidal mill. A little research turns up this page on Yarmouth's history, which says that a tidal mill has been on the site since the 17th Century, with the current building dating from 1793.

The picture is taken at high tide, or thereabouts, and I'll try to post one at low tide so you can see the tidal range.

So, at least 300 years of tidal power use in Yarmouth!

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