The Grist Mill - #106, card

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Colr Grist Mill for card 5 x 7.jpg

The Grist Mill - #106, card

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“Corn is still being ground at the Stony Brook Mill site, one of the few active waterwheel-driven mills still in operation. The present mill was built in 1874 on the foundation of an earlier one. Once called Factory Village, the area around the Grist Mill used to be an industrial center including a tannery and a fulling mill where woolen cloth was thickened and stretched. In 1940, the Town of Brewster acquired the abandoned grist mill and mill site, and established the Mill Site committee to oversee this historic area. In 2012, a local millwright replaced the old deteriorating millworks with larger millstones, hand crafted gears, and a new water wheel. Today the mill, with its seasonal herring run, is a popular tourist attraction. Each spring the herring (alewives) come in from the ocean and climb the specially constructed “ladder” to spawn in the freshwater ponds. Those that survive return to the ocean, while the young ones leave a few months later. Living nearby, Karen has painted the mill in all seasons and she particularly enjoys the coming of spring when this beautiful part of Cape Cod comes to life. 106

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