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Nantucket's Windmill
The oldest functioning mill in the United States is right here on Nantucket. Built in 1746, and owned by the Nantucket Historical Association, visitors can watch gears inside grinding corn into meal. At 50 feet high, each of the 4 vanes is 30 feet in length.

Originally built by an island sailor who had spent time in Holland, the builder Nathan Wilbur used beams from shipwrecks that had washed ashore for much of the framework. The windmill is only open seasonally, but visitors can walk around the mill at get an upclose perspective at any time.
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