A TYPICAL SPOOM MILLERS' DAY
Fall Millers' Day, Niagara 2000
Pre-1812 Gristmill at Ball's Falls, Niagara
Measured overlay Drawings of the mill
IN ONTARIO - MILLS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC"
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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.
Our SPRING MILLERS' DAY 2013 will take place on May 11, 2013 at Ruthven
Park National Historic Site and at the Caledonia Mill on the Grand River.
Members will examine the site of David Thompson's huge complex of mills
at the Indiana ghost town on Lock 1 in the Grand River Navigation Canal.
A special guided tour of the Caledonia Mill restoration project will
happen first thing that morning. Meet us at the Caledonia Mill 10am
May 11, 2013 for a great day of old mills.
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.