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Building Windmill De Immigrant in Fulton, Illinois

January 6, 1999

Heiligerlee, The Netherlands - Ordered right after the signing of the contract on December 4, 1998, 30 metric tons of prime quality bilinga wood arrived by truck on January 5th 1999 at windmill builder Molema's workshop in Heiligerlee in the Netherlands.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

The massive parts of bilinga wood lie piled up while being checked by from left to right: Mr. Cornelis Molema, Mr. Guus Zantinga and Mr. Erik Ufkes, the three associates in Molenmakersbedrijf Molema on January 6. In the background a scale model of a Dutch windmill waiting to be finished to serve as a 'sign post' in front of the Molema workshop.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

Covered in orange plastic (bilinga wood extremely heavy already and water would only add needless extra weight) the wood is ready to be used for the construction of the octagonal superstructure of the Fulton windmill.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

The octagon will be the first part that will be shipped to Fulton. The shipment is planned for May 1999. June 1999 (re)construction work will start.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il