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Martin's Mills at Milton Ontario was Buildt in 1856 by Jasper Martin and the Martin family and was destroyed by fire in 1963.Jasper and family were also the founders of Milton Ontario or as it was known then as Martin's Mills Ontario
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Their is a group of folks in the states wich do great work to help preserve old mills with about six chapters one being the Canadian Chapter


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The mill at Caledonia Ontario is a excellent example of a mill that was saved with the help of such people as Fred Thompson and the Steam club in Caledonia (Golden Horseshoe Antique Society) aswell as many others


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The mill at Caledonia Ontario is a excellent example of a mill that was saved with the help of such people as Fred Thompson and the Steam club in Caledonia (Golden Horseshoe Antique Society) aswell as many others


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Ya there going to knock it down ,Shame
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Ya there going to knock it down ,Shame
That is a real shame after all the work to save it and restore it
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Martin's Grist Mill at Milton Ontario - 1919
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There is a great Canadian book "Mills of Canada", a photo essay of water powered mills in the eastern portion of our country.
The author is Carol Priamo and on a whim I looked her up and emailed her. She is still active in photography and lives in Hamilton. We had a nice little chat.
I fell in love with water powered mills when I learned that trout live in the ponds above them
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There is a great Canadian book "Mills of Canada", a photo essay of water powered mills in the eastern portion of our country.
The author is Carol Priamo and on a whim I looked her up and emailed her. She is still active in photography and lives in Hamilton. We had a nice little chat.
I fell in love with water powered mills when I learned that trout live in the ponds above them

Thanks Paul I am aware of that book but i dont have a copy of it at the moment.It is on the list of things to get
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H. P. Zimmerman's Grist & Flouring Mills Zimmerman Village (Burlington) Ontario
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There is a mill at Balls Falls, Originally water powered it is now running on electricity. It will be active at the Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival this coming weekend. There will also be a small display of gas engines there as well as Captain Johns Band Organ
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The oldest grain elevator still standing in Canada, and currently the second oldest of all of North America is in Port Perry, Ontario. Located just off of Lake Scugog. It was built in 1873 and is still standing today. It was recently painted in celebration of Canada's 150th.

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More history on the mill at Port Perry Ontario


http://www.scugogheritage.com/history/grainelevator.htm
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The mill at Arva Ontario has been mentioned here on the forum before.It is believed to be North America’s oldest continuously operating water powered commercial flour mill buildt in 1819


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First post for Beth! Welcome aboard.

I would love to find a photo showing the original engine installation (backup power) in the mill at Hoggs Hollow (York Mills Road & Yonge Street, Toronto).

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Another local mill I pass by all the time ...........http://www.ontfin.com/Word/udora-mil...ios-old-mills/

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This is my favorite old mill. I have caught a lot of trout there over the years. I remember as a young boy about eight or nine years old my father taking four big tamarack trees up there to be sawn into Lumber.
http://tyronemill.net/

Of interest to the engine community Bob has a FM 3hp tucked away under the stairs covered in dust. It used to belong to the mill in Brooklin Ont.
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I am currently looking for pictures and history on the mill at Aberfoyle Ontario wich was buildt around 1862
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A Tour of the Caledonia Mill


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Caledonia Mill Past & Present


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Roblin’s Mill built in 1842


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I only live about 4 miles from where this mill stood, I remember it well from my younger days.

Ameliasburgh was the seventh township in Upper Canada. The Roblin Mill was built in 1842, it was a focus of community live. It was a fine representative of a mill building of the period. The mill was operated by water power, the water flowing from Roblin Lake.

An attempt was made to covert to steam power, a building and chimney was built to accommodate the boiler and engine. However the water level rose and it is claimed that the engine was never used.

The development of the water turbine made the old wooden water wheel redundant. Thus it would appear that the mill was run by water power only and switched to the new turbine at some unknown date.

In 1920 the mill had served its purpose and closed down. After many years of disuse, the mill was sold in 1965 despite the recommendation of Consulting Restoration Co. to the township counsil that the mill be restored. With hindsight, many residents today bemoan the loss of their landmark.

The new owners moved the mill to Black Creek Pioneer Village, near Toronto. Today it is operational once more, a delight to numerous visitors.
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