Broken by the wind

This is the Volendam Windmill in Holland Township, a suburb of Milford New Jersey.  This authentic model of a wind-driven mill used for grinding raw grain into flour, was designed and built over a ten year period starting in 1965 by the late Paul Jorgenson and his wife, both natives of Denmark. The mill is named for the town of Volendam in Holland.  The mill is a seven-story structure with sail arms that measure 68 feet from end-to-end. It is a smock mill type of windmill that consists of a sloping, horizontally weatherboarded tower with eight sides topped with a rotating roof or cap that brings the sails into the wind. Although the sail arms on this windmill could turn, the windmill was not used for this purpose. Old milling tools, ancient millstones and wooden shoes were displayed when the mill was operational as a museum.     

The windmill, once a photogenic showplace and an operating windmill, was damaged when a severe windstorm gust snapped two of the arms. They haven't been able to find someone who knows how to fix it in the United States. Previous attempts at repair haven't been successful.  I find it odd in a country where we can put a man on the moon, we can't find anybody that can fix a windmill of this type and stature.  I'm sure the funds could be raised if people put their mind to it. 

Camera: Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenzanon 150mm lens. 

Film: Kodak Portra 400 C41 Color Negative Film

Development: Self Developed film using Tetenal C41 color development press kit in a Paterson Universal Tank.  

Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600.