Molema Millwrights | Bert Bulder | Havenga Construction

Building Windmill De Immigrant in Fulton, Illinois

June 7 - July 14, 1999

Fulton, IL, USA - Construction of the Octagon -Phase 2

The second phase of the construction of the octagon consists of reassembling the diagonally connecting beams of the main frame.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

With the help of the small crane the (still very heavy) smaller bilinga beams are lifted to their appropriate spots. All of the beams, up until the smallest connecting pieces, were numbered in the Molema workshop in the Netherlands to help Eric and Guus with the reassembly on site.

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il
(photo: Henry Kramer, Fulton Journal)

Building Windmill De Immigrant Fulton Il

Proudly Guus and Eric pose for Fulton Journal's Henry Kramer's camera after completion of the interior structure.
In about a week and a half's time the two Dutch workers finished phase one and two of the work on the octagon: the main supporting and diagonally connecting bilinga beams.
Next phase will be the exterior, horizontal lining with pine wood.