Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Berrys Pond

I recently visited Berry's Pond which was built around 1910 to help power the textile mill at Startex... the little mill town where I grew up which also had a small hydroelectric dam on the Tyger River. Took a few pics and want to go back with the copter to get some aerial shots. I had it with me but it was pretty windy and we just enjoyed paddling and poking around.

About all that's left of the power generation hardware... large bearings that likely held the shaft on which the generator turned... still had the babbit bearing material. The whole assembly would have looked something like this.

The power plant is about a half mile downstream from the dam and was fed by a raceway that ran along side the river

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