|the mill from A.Y.Jackson park across the river|
But crossing the bridges - yes, two, one onto Long Island, the other off the island again - into old Manotick is a delight that we will seek out again.
Dickinson and his partner Joseph Currier saw the potential of the river site, and in 1859 purchased water rights and land for a village. The Long Island mill complex was underway immediately, and soon a grist mill, saw mill, bung mill (I had to ask, too) and wool carding mill were operating on both sides of the river.
Currier's wife was killed in an accident while visiting the mill in 1861; he left the partnership shortly afterwards.The high-achieving Dickinson went on to serve as mayor of Ottawa and member of Parliament under Sir John A during his career.
The house was our first stop - our history-minded guide introduced us to the family, the house, the early village.
address to keep up with events: a perpetual booksale, the expected guided tours and milling demonstrations, and treats like whiskey tasting, music performances, and lunches and teas are just part of a full schedule of evnets from May into December, proceeds all donated to keeping this outstanding history location afloat.
|our delightful student guide - a future archivist|