Millstone in North America - c.1610 found in Canada at Annapolis Royal,
A TYPICAL SPOOM MILLERS' DAY
Fall Millers' Day, Niagara 2000
Pre-1812 Gristmill at Ball's Falls, Niagara
Measured overlay Drawings of the mill
Spring Millers' Day 2013 Robert Miller presents an explanation of how the mills at Indiana and Ruthven Park fitted into the navigation systems and grain/flour trade during the mid 1860's in Canada and the US.
IN ONTARIO - MILLS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC"
Backus Mill (see video below) in Port Rowan Ontario, is a national historic site and of special significance, as it was during the bicentennial celebration year for this mill in 1999 that the Canadian Chapter of SPOOM was born.
THIS WEB SITE WAS CREATED IN 1999 AND HAS BEEN MAINTAINED AND HOSTED SINCE THEN AT NO COST TO THE CHAPTER. IF YOU FIND ANY BUGS PLEASE CONTACT ROBERT MILLER
Canadian Chapter was formed in 1999 and in 2012 we registered as a
not for profit Canadian Corporation through our affilation with the
Ontario Historical Society.
Members of the Canadian Chapter are therefore encouraged to also become members of our parent organization in the United States which includes the quarterly "Old Mill News" magazine. For more information please visit their website www.spoom.org Note: Please send cheques for US membership payable in US funds only. Bank money orders and travellers' cheques are also acceptable but only in US funds.
Our 2017-19 Executive Election process ended on October 17, 2016 with the following acclaimations:
Thompson, Caledonia ON - President
The new Executive will be validated by Members in good standing at the 2017 Annual General Meeting to be held at the 2017 Spring Millers’ Day on May 13, 2017 at SPENCERVILLE MILL. Detailed registration forms are forthcoming in the near future.
you have an interest in old Canadian Mills, please
join us by completing and forwarding this 2017
MEMBERSHIP FORM with your choice of any amount as your Membership
SPRING MILLERS' DAY Moulin Légaré, Quebec
Our 2015 FALL MILLERS' DAY and Annual General Meeting took place on September 12, 2015 just south/east of Peterborough Ontaro. We met at Hope Sawmill (video) for a complete log sawing demonstration and after lunch enjoyed an exclusive running of the Lang Grist Mill (video) by Frances Cardwell.
50 of our members enjoyed a lunch/tour at Ruthven Park's millsite and
Grand River Navigation Co. Lock No. 1 during Spring Millers'
Day 2013. This followed a morning presentation/tour of the
historic Caledonia Mill by Ian Thompson shown below.