Tide Mill Institute - 2016 Boston conference

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Tide Mill Institute will hold its 12th conference, Boston's Tidal Power: Periodic & Perpetual, on Saturday, November 12th, at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tide Mill Institute is nonprofit corporation, whose mission is:
  • to advance appreciation of the American and international heritage of tide mill technology;
  • to encourage research into the location and history of tide mill sites;
  • to serve as a repository for tide mill data for students, scholars, engineers and the general public and to support and expand the community of these tide mill stakeholders; and
  • to promote appropriate re-uses of old tide-mill sites and the development of the use of tides as an energy source.

Previous Tide Mill Institute symposia have included tours, presentations, and exhibits on the past, present and future of tidal power.  Topics range from archaeology and history to modern marine renewable energy projects and technology, from sites around the world.

Tide Mill Institute's 2016 conference will focus on Boston's tidal power heritage.  Presentations will illustrate historical tide mills, based on tide mill relics from the 18th century found during the "Big Dig” construction project, as well as the 19th century project along Back Bay that was designed and built to provide “perpetual power.”  Other invited speakers will describe millstone quarries, and tides and tidal power around the world.  The event will also include a tour of the Waterworks Museum, which interprets of one of the country’s earliest metropolitan water systems, as well as the annual meeting of Tide Mill Institute.

Space is limited at the venue, so register early by contacting Tide Mill Institute at info@tidemillinstitute.org, 207-946-4156, or 18 Hummingbird Hill – Greene ME 04236.  Please indicate your email address and phone number.

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