Category Archive: mills

Weekend in Minneapolis

After we finished our second week of building in Wisconsin we packed a couple bags and headed to Minneapolis for the weekend. Neither Tom or I had been there before but Tom had… Continue reading

Crystal River, Florida and the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins

The last week of January I traveled to the Crystal River area on the gulf coast of Florida where I wandered around for a few days exploring some short trails in the Crystal… Continue reading

Sutherland Steam Mill, Nova Scotia

Just ten miles from the Balmoral Grist Mill is the Sutherland Steam Mill, a lumber mill that operated from 1894 through 1958. The Sutherland Mill was unique for its use of steam power,… Continue reading

Balmoral Grist Mill, Nova Scotia

The Balmoral Grist Mill was a treat. I love old mills and was eager to visit this one but I was really excited when I arrived and found out it wasn’t a corn… Continue reading

Southern Maine Coast, Part 1: Fort McClary and the Old Mills at Biddeford

[Want to know why there isn’t any narrative with these photos? Please see this post]

Gilbert Stuart Museum, Rhode Island

The Gilbert Stuart Museum is famous for being the birthplace of American painter Gilbert Stuart (whom you may be familiar with from his portrait of George Washington that graces our dollar bills), but… Continue reading

Old Town Mill, New London, Connecticut

The Old Town Mill in New London was one of the first in the United States, built in 1650 by John Winthrop Jr., who founded the city of New London. The original millstones… Continue reading

Collins Axe Company Mill, Connecticut

I like mills. I’ve always loved the aesthetics of brick, plank wood flooring, and huge windows and I’ve always loved old factories and warehouses. There’s something about old industrial landscapes beyond the interest… Continue reading

Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Slater Mill was another place I had always meant to visit while living in Rhode Island but never did. The mill is part of a historical complex that includes the Wilkinson Mill and… Continue reading

The Old Mill, North Little Rock, Arkansas

On my way to the Austin Psych Fest I stopped in North Little Rock for a couple days to visit Daniel who recommended we see The Old Mill, a reproduction of a 19th… Continue reading