|Mill of Kintail
Darling of photographers, painters, and folks who like beautiful lumber made by people who know and care.
|working sawmill at O'Hara's Mill CA
I've written reams, both here and in County and Quinte Living magazine (check out their new website, btw) about mills. Mills as restaurants, pubs, shops, homes, museums...did I miss anything?
All this to say - we have a lot of mills to tell tales about.
|on display at Delta Mill
|Old Stone Mill interpretive panel
I'll quote from Paul Fritz, author of A History of the Old Stone Mill, Delta, Ontario:
"His automated technology called for three devices: an elevator, a hopper and a conveyor. The elevator consisterd of wooden or sheet metal buckets spaced about one foot apart on a continuous belt that would take the grain from the ground floor of the mill to the grain loft. There, a hopper rake in the loft would spread the grain and guide it to the central chute down to the mill stones for grinding into flour. The conveyor was to carry the grain horizontally throughout the mill."
And we're still complaining about technology taking people's jobs!
I still have a story or two to tell about Delta. The moral of the story will be - if you've never been, go.