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.
NOTICE: To the general membership of The Canadian Chapter of SPOOM from the Executive. There will be no Spring Millers’ Day in 2014.
Instead the Executive is meeting on its own in mid-April to lay out a schedule of activities for the Canadian Chapter covering the next 2 years.
We would also like to inform our members that our intended plan for the Fall Millers’ Day (including our Annual General Meeting) is to combine it while attending the SPOOM National Conference at Rochester Hills Museum, Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester, Michigan, USA.
Registration for the National Conference occurs on October 22, 2014 with activities and mill visits running through October 26, 2014.
We have explored this bi-national proposal with the National Executive and they heartily endorse it.
The Executive, SPOOM Canada
Canadian Chapter of the Society for the Preservation Of Old Mills, also
known as "SPOOM", promotes interest in old Canadian mills
- their history, function and preservation.
yearly, Canadian mills are selected for tours and speakers in a friendly
get together in Canada that we call a “MILLERS' DAY”.
Members of the Canadian Chapter are encouraged to also become members of our parent organization in the United States which reports to its members through a quarterly "Old Mill News" magazine. For more information please visit their website www.spoom.org This link will open a new window.
2013 Fall Millers' Day and Annual General Meeting was
held at the Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve. The Museum, historic
saw mill and modern mill at the Forest are located on a private forest
tract covering 100,000 acres. The owner, Peter Schleifenbaum, was our
guest speaker and tour guide for the morning. Following lunch at the
Cook House the members toured the modern mill with Peter and visited
the massive reconstructed Hawk Lake log chute once used to drive logs
down from Big Hawk to Halls Lake.