This wheel was erected in the late 18th century or early 19th century. The water wheels and related machinery were used to grind sugar and were fabricated in Scotland. With the collapse of the sugar industry in 1887, this and other mills became obsolete. It now stands as a reminder of Tobago’s past.
Another reminder of our rich history of Trinidad & Tobago.
Another reminder of the government of Trinidad and Tobago’s government’s level of care for the nation’s treasures. I am quite sure this is in no way being cured for protection from the elements, as it will eventually rot away; not to mention the location next to the sea’s blast.