November 18, 1999
Fulton, IL, USA - Finally the sails and the axis arrive
As soon as the truck with the axis and sails had arrived,
all hands available started unloading the container. City workers again proved an enormous help.
The previous day we all had the feeling that the goddess Fortuna was not on our side. But today she obviously decided to start helping us.
After a phone call to their head offices Cattani Crane Rental decided to give us a hand. Thanks Bill!
Although it still required a lot of work,
installing the axis with the help of the City crew and Cattani's crane was a breeze compared to what it normally takes.
After final installation work inside the head we all were ready for the "Big Lift" on the day we had originally set for it: Friday, November 19, 1999; thanks to a US - Canadian - Dutch joined effort!
Building windmill De Immigrant