April 13, 2001
IL - The grinding stones and their associated mechanisms
Friday the 13th, 2001. Good Friday.
was a good Friday. The shipment of the container with the grinding stones
and the associated mechanisms arrived safely in Fulton, IL.
the Truck - View from the Mill
Ed Kolk unloads bilinga wood from the container as John Blunt helps steady the beam.
Pieces of the windmill sit on a city truck awaiting the arrival of the millwrights from the Netherlands.
Pieces of the windmill begin to stack up in preparation for their addition to De Immigrant.
Many pieces of the windmill are stacked up both inside and out.
The long-awaited grinding stones have arrived in Fulton to add the final touches to De Immigrant to make it a fully functional, authentic Dutch windmill.
The grinding stones sit outside of “De Immigrant” along with pieces of bilinga beams.
driver Todd DiBenedetto from Michael’s Cartage, Inc. shares a
Building windmill De Immigrant