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From Beaubassin to Becancour and the Moulin de Saint-Grégoire

As seen in the previous post, the Wheaton Covered Bridge in Sackville N.B. sits in the Tantramar Marshes on what was once Acadian land. Settled in the 1670s, this region held a thriving and prosperous Acadian farming, fishing, and trading… Continue Reading →

Moulin à vent Fleming, LaSalle

It’s easy to find this imposing windmill overlooking one end of Lac Saint-Louis (part of the St. Lawrence). Simply drive along Boulevard LaSalle between Lachine and the Canal de l’aqueduc and at some point it will pop into your line… Continue Reading →

Le Moulin à vent de Pointe-Claire

During one of the coldest days of the year (a tough feat because there have been a lot of cold days this year), we headed out to one of the windiest, unprotected, desolate, ice covered parts of the West Island…… Continue Reading →

Les Moulin de l’Île-Perrot

The windmill and miller’s house stand quietly on a lonely corner of the island overlooking the Baie de Vaudreuil, Senneville, and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. It dates to the era of Charles le Moyne de Longueuil et de Châteauguay (from this post)… maybe…. Continue Reading →

Le Moulin Grenier de Repentigny

I have a new obsession: les moulins. In Québec they pepper the landscape and turn up when you least expect them. There are 18 documented historic windmills in Québec and in many cases they still perform their primary function: to… Continue Reading →

Les Moulins

The word moulin contextually translates to windmill in English even though the “official” translation of moulin is mill. It’s likely that at some point you’ve all discovered this French word through art, literature, theatre, or movies. The most known example… Continue Reading →

Jenney Grist Mill

Previous: The Pilgrims and the Mayflower and Plimoth Plantation. After learning from their failure with sending the Mayflower and Fortune to Plimoth in the winter (hopefully), the Merchant Adventurers (the investment group funding the Pilgrim’s settlement) sent two more ships… Continue Reading →

The Old Dutch Windmill

I saw this windmill on two separate occasions: once on a drive to Cliff House and once during an extremely windy day from atop the Sutro Parapet; and, I wondered why it wasn’t moving. It had what it needed: plenty… Continue Reading →

The Lecrin Valley’s Olive Oil Mill

During one of our out of town excursions, we spent a morning in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, amongst mountains, mist, a rustic little town, and an Olive Oil Mill left untouched since the 1920s. I don’t know the… Continue Reading →

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