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 Fairie Gathering.

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