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.
you have an interest in old Canadian Mills, please
join us by completing and forwarding this MEMBERSHIP
FORM with your choice of any amount as your Membership Fee Donation.
And all Membership Fee Donations of more than $20.00 for 2016 will also receive a FREE LIMITED EDITION CAP embossed with the Chapter logo, sponsored by the Absolute Blast Company.
Every membership fee donation is gratefully appreciated. Our goal is to endow a CANADIAN OLD MILL RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAM.
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.