Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Charles Hunt Dam

Andy | Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Best Blogger Tips
In 1853 Charles Hunt purchased land for a flour mill on the Thames River in London Ontario. In 1854, he had begun to construct the City Mills, which were operated by his descendants until 1957. The mill had four stones capable of grinding 123 barrels of flour a day. In 2019 the the mills are gone and the dam is nothing more than a weir to raise the level of water upstream and regulate its flow.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful composition . No more mill but a great story .

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  2. ...I've several like this in our area!

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  3. What I see is that the snow seems to be slowly disappearing and the waters are returning to their normal course in rivers that are no longer frozen. Interesting note

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  4. Nice catch of the spring flow, Andy!

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  5. There are too few of those old mills left in the world. There is a hint of spring in that rushing water.

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  6. I've seen such structures as well. A pleasant shot.

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  7. A pretty location with a great story.

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  8. Interesting history. The mill lasted longer than I would have guessed. Most of our rivers are now flooding.

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  9. Those old mills were usually very interesting. Sorry this one is gone.

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  10. There will be a time when there is great demand for machines that won't operate on electricity or gas so indeed a pity that the mill is gone.

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