Electric power for the dances and all of Breitenbush conference center
comes from this quaint little mill house. Isolated by several miles
of national forest, Breitenbush is not on the power grid. It generates
its own electricity. Small scale hydroelectric power.
There is enough power, usually, to run the kitchen, lodge
and a small community of cabins. There are cabins for guests and also
for permanent residents of Breitenbush.
Some water from the river
is diverted down this old wooden shunt to the mill house where it drops back
into the river. This creats "head" for the hydroelectric generator.
The wooden shunt
has been in service for many years.
Photos and stories. My bicycle trip to 2001 Summer
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