|The rise and fall of the tide mill|
Charlier, R.H.; Ménanteau, L.; Chaineux, M.C.P. (2004). The rise and fall of the tide mill, in: Morcos, S. et al. (Ed.) Ocean sciences bridging the millennia: a spectrum of historical accounts. pp. 315-338
In: Morcos, S. et al. (Ed.) (2004). Ocean sciences bridging the millennia: a spectrum of historical accounts. China Ocean Press/UNESCO: Paris. ISBN 7-5027-6119-5. XXI, 507 pp., more
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Conservation; Restoration; Tidal energy; Tourism; Turbines; Marine
tide mills; maritime heritage; cultural tourism; conservation and restoration; tidal energy
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- Charlier, R.H., more
- Ménanteau, L.
- Chaineux, M.C.P.
Tide mills played an important role in the industrial and port development of Europe, particularly in the West. They were often sited on the coast, but also on estuaries. The technique of tide mill building and utilization was exported to the Atlantic coasts of North America. These mills were gradually supplanted by the advent of newer technologies, though several remained functional, and at work, well after the end of the Second World War. They may be justly considered the forerunners of modern tidal power plants. A renewed interest in tide mills has been generated by maritime and industrial heritage historians, and praiseworthy efforts at safeguarding and rehabilitation have blossomed, particularly in France and the United Kingdom. But is only history at stake?