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Eagle Lake Sawmill Fly Wheel

The plaque on this flywheel located in the park near the entrance to The Exploration Place reads:

This 16 foot diameter flywheel was installed by Eagle Lake Sawmills at Giscome, B.C., sometime prior to 1928. Drive by a "Corliss" steam engine, it used a 30 inch wide 3-ply leather belt to drive the entire mill, from the jackladder to the greenchain, until 1965, when the mill updated to electric power.