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.
Your membership fees go directly to helping old Canadian mills. Our prime directive is to continually endow the Canadian old mill restoration fund which we have recently used to assist Coldwater Mill Museum, Lang Mill, Hope Sawmill, Needler’s Mill and Harrington Grist Mill in Ontario, plus Moulin Legare in Saint Eustache Quebec, and the Avery-Dawe Sawmill in Deep Bight Newfoundland.
grand Summer Millers' Day was enjoyed on August 11, 2018 by Chapter
Members from across the province at the Harrington Grist Mill, north
of Woodstock Ontario. This Millers' Day was enhanced with guided tours,
as a Mill Open House hosted by the Harrington Community Preservation
& Historical Club.
Millstone News (colour PDF download) Volume 31, Summer 2018 "Goodbye Caledonia Old Mill"
Interim Management Board was created at our 2018 AGM to re-establish
the Millstone Newsletter in colour, and arrange for Millers' Day events.
Click here for Minutes
of our June 9, 2018 AGM at "Wheels & Tracks In Motion"
hosted by the Historical Construction Equipment Association
of Canada (HCEAC) at the Simcoe County Museum.
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.