Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Restored late 1800s mill

Restored late 1800s mill
Near Brock University and the site of the War of 1812 Battle of Beaver Dams is a fully restored grist mill with accompanying mill pond. Beyond the mill is a spectacular waterfall and lovely river gorge. All of this is home to delightful insect life, including huge Millipedes and gargantuan Fishing Spiders. The skill and devotion put into restoring what once was a dilapited wreck of a mill is inspiring.
"The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching, and will give us experience for the attack of Halifax the next, and the final expulsion of England from the American continent."

-- Thomas Jefferson in a letter to W. Duane on Aug 8, 1812
I'm thankful for more peacable times.