Chimneys started appearing when sugar mills moved to steam as the source of their power.  Hot air rises and by providing a chimney for the hot air to rise in, the resulting draught can be controlled and better utilised.  As the hot air rises, colder air is drawn across the fire by the pressure differential which leads to a more efficient fire.  The fire was used to convert water into steam which in turn was used to power machinery.  As technology progressed, the manner in which the water was heated became more efficient but this still required a chimney.  The draught produced by the chimney depended on a number of factors including the location, and the height of the chimney.  You will see a number of chimneys have been raised up higher than their original height, Albion for example.  This could have been because the draught was initially insufficient or it could have been due to a different steam production method being used later which required a stronger draught.

Many chimneys are on private land and whilst many land owners are happy for visitors to take photos, we recommend asking permission first.

There are a couple of chimneys which were not used in this manner, including a bread oven.

Albion (Les Moulins) Sugar EstateAmitie Sugar MillAnna Sugar Estate ChimneyAntoinette-Phooliyar Sugar EstateArgy Sugar MillBagatelle Sugar MillBeau Bois Sugar EstateBeau Plan - L'Aventure du SucreBeau Rivage Sugar MillBeau Vallon Sugar MillBelle Isle Sugar Estate, BambousBelle Mare Sugar Factory 1820Belle Rose ChimneyBelle Vue DistilleryBelle Vue Harel Sugar MillBelle Vue Pilot Sugar Mill - Bois RougeBelle Vue Sugar MillBelle Vue Robillard Sugar MillBenares Sugar EstateBon Air Sugar MillBon Espoir Sugar EstateBon Espoir Woodford Sugar MillBonne Source Sugar MillBonne Terre Mill & DistilleryBras D'Eau Sugar EstateBritannia Sugar EstateCaroline Sugar MillChamarel Sugar EstateChapman TombCheminée BlancClementine (Maison Blanche) Sugar MillConstance ChimneyConstance Sugar MillCote d'Or Sugar EstateBeau Champ Sugar MillDeux Bras Sugar MillFairfund Sugar MillFerney Sugar EstateForbach Sugar MillFour a Pain Belle IsleGoodlands Sugar MillMont Oreb (Grande Baie) Sugar MillGrande Retraite Sugar MillGrande Rosalie Sugar MillGros Bois Sugar MillGros Cailloux Sugar MillIle d'Ambre Sugar MillJoli Bois Sugar MillLa Gaiete Sugar EstateLa Lucie Sugar EstateLabourdonnais Sugar Estatel'Amité Sugar Estate, BambousLe Souffleur Sugar MillLe Val Sugar EstateLes Mares Mill & DistilleryL'Espoir Sugar Mill, CalebassesL'Etoile Hewetson Mill & DistilleryL'Industrie Sugar MillL'Union Sugar Mill (Union Daruty)L'Unité ChimneyMapou Sugar MillMare Carree Sugar MillMidlands Sugar MillMinissy MillMon Choix Sugar MillMon Desert Alma ChimneyMon Desert Mill (St. Pierre)Mon Desert Sugar MillMon Loisir Rouillard Sugar MillMon Rocher Sugar MillMon Songe Sugar MillMon Trésor Sugar MillMont Choisy Sugar MillMont Eulalie (Mt Fernand) Mill (ruin)Monté Christo then Spa DistilleriePetite Village Sugar MillPetite Retraite Sugar MillPetite Victoria Sugar MillPoudre d'Or Sugar MillProvidence Mill & DistilleryQueen Victoria Sugar MillReunion Maurel Sugar MillRichfield Mill (Ruin)Unidentified Chimney (Mahébourg)Rochester Sugar MillSaint Antoine Sugar EstateSans Souci Sugar MillL'Escalier Sugar MillSavinia Sugar EstateSebastopol Sugar MillSolitude (previously l'Agrément) Sugar MillSolitude Bridge, BalaclavaSottise Sugar MillSt Aubin Sugar EstateSt Avold Sugar Mill ChimneySt Hubert Sugar EstateSt. Felix Sugar MillSurinam Sugar Mill and Lime KilnTerracine Sugar EstateTerrain Harel Sugar Mill ChimneyThe Mount Sugar MillThe Vale Sugar MillTrianon Sugar MillUnion Daruty Sugar MillUnion Park Sugar MillUnion St AubinUnion Vale Sugar EstateVirginia Sugar Estate