Monday, April 15, 2013
Reinventing The Wheel
So it was curious that within the space of two days I:
1) found out Plymouth had something I wanted to see
2) realized I could be in Plymouth on the way to somewhere else I was going
3) decided to go to Plymouth, and
4) read an actual article all about Plymouth by Peter Marteka - who knows about every fascinating place in Connecticut that you never dreamed existed - in the Hartford Courant.
Luckily for me, Peter covered so many other Plymouth attractions that he didn't get to what I was after: this water wheel.
this real estate agent is to be believed) wooden wheel.
some scraps of Connecticut history, its name and date are printed right there on its protective brick shelter.
Terryville section of Plymouth, after all. But this wheel - supposedly "the only existing manufacturing water wheel in the U.S. with original gear" - may have been constructed in the 1850s, when the Lewis Lock Company owned the land. The National Register of Historic Places and the CT Trust For Historic Preservation, are more careful with their naming and dating, and more precise with their descriptions.
listening as a local politician talks about the water wheel. In case that's what your day was missing.