MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER     
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OLD MILLS


ANNOUNCING:  3rd Annual
Historic Tide Mill Conference

Friday & Saturday
November 2 & 3, 2007
 


The Tide Mill Institute, under the auspices of The Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts, 02125, will host the Third Annual Tide Mill Conference.

A tide mill is quite simply a water mill that derives its power from the rise and fall of the tides. Water impounded behind a mill dam can only be put to work after the water level outside of the dam has sufficiently dropped during the ebb tide. Wherever there was an absence of freshwater streams, or where freshwater streams had an inadequate drop in geographic elevation, tide mills were important early industrial resources in many coastal areas. [Richard A. Duffy]  
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PROGRAM

Friday - 2 November, 2007

7:00 - 9:00 P.M.- RECEPTION - Exhibits & Displays

Saturday - 3 November, 2007

8:30 A.M. REGISTRATION - Coffee, Exhibits & Displays

9:00 - 2:00 PRESENTATIONS, LUNCHEON, REPORTS

  • Searching for Origins of the Tide Mill

  • Tide Mills of Portugal

  • Tide Mill in My Front Yard: The 1650 Walton Mill Piscataqua River, New Castle. NH

  • Tide Mills of Ahglesey, Wales

  • A Word About Boat Mills

  • After the Fire: An update on Quincy's Souther Tide Mill

  • Excitement on Sedgunkedunk: A Newly-Found Tide mill in Brewer Maine

  • The Future for Tide Mills

  • Organizing the "Tidemill Institute"

2:00-4:00 FIELD TRIP - The Slade Spice Mill, Revere

Presenters:

  • David Plunkett - Eling Tide Mill, UK.

  • Bill Drew - New Castle, NH

  • Claudia Silveira - Ecomuseum Municipal do Seixal, Portugal

  • Bud Warren - Topsham, ME

  • John Goff - former editor "Tide Mill Times"

  • Bob Goodwin, Brewer, ME

  • Earl Taylor - President Dorchester Historical Society

Registration fee includes Reception, Lunch & Presentations

Pre-Conference Registration - before October 31st $10 - After October 31 or at the door $20

DORCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 195 Boston Street Dorchester, MA

Register early with Earl Taylor at his day job 800-663-6063

 

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