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October 12, 2017

Markham Saw and Cider Mills: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Markham Saw Mills: Ontario's Old Mills

Markham Saw Mills: Ontario’s Old Mills

Markham Heritage Village has a Saw Mill and Cider Mill. They are both not entirely historical as parts have been re-built.

 

Markham Saw Mills: Ontario's Old Mills

Markham Saw Mill

Markham Cider Mills: Ontario's Old Mills

Markham Cider Mill

Markham Cider Mills: Ontario's Old Mills

Markham Cider Mill

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October 8, 2017

Allan’s Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Allan's Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Allan’s Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

A five storey Stone Structure was built by in Guelph William Allan around 1832 to replace a wooden mill, known as the Canada Mill, which was originally on the site. The mill suffered a number of fires in later years and there is only a small bit of ruins there today.

 

Allan's Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Allan’s Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

Allan's Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Allan’s Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

Allan's Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Allan’s Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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September 27, 2017

Ball’s Woolen Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Ball's Woolen Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Ball’s Woolen Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

John and George Ball were awarded this land as soldiers loyal to the British in the American Revolution. They built a five story grist mill at the lower of two waterfalls in 1809 and added a woolen mill near the Upper Falls in about 1840. The Niagara Conservation Authority purchased the property in 1962.

 

Ball's Woolen Mill Ruins: Ontario's Old Mills

Ball’s Woolen Mill Ruins: Ontario’s Old Mills

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September 17, 2017

Ferguson Gristmill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Ferguson Gristmill: Ontario's Old Mills

Ferguson Gristmill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built by Alex Ferguson in 1857 on the Rocky Saugeen River north of Durham, and operated as a gristmill.

 

Ferguson Gristmill: Ontario's Old Mills

Ferguson Gristmill: Ontario’s Old Mills


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September 7, 2017

Jackson’s Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Jackson's Mill : Ontario's Old Mills

Jackson’s Mill : Ontario’s Old Mills

Built in Kingston as a gristmill about 1850, it is currently a private residence.

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August 26, 2017

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

The Beaver Cotton Mill was built in 1857 on this St. Catharine’s site and was destroyed by fire in 1881. The present building replaced it in 1885. It was not in use during the Great Depression and was renovated as a restaurant in 2001.

 

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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August 16, 2017

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Vanstone Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

The mill was built in the present day Bowmanville in 1850 and taken over by Samuel Vanstone in about 1856 and it operated as a family business until 1975.

 

Vanstone Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Vanstone Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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August 2, 2017

Welland Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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Welland Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Welland Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Built in 1846 by Jacob Keefer in present day Thorold, it made use of the 2nd Welland Canal for both shipping and power to operate.

 

Welland Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Welland Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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