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Manotick in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Long Island Mill

 
 
The Long Island Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
1. The Long Island Mill Marker
Inscription.

An outstanding example of mill architecture in Ontario, this grist-mill was constructed by Thomas Langrell, an Ottawa contractor, for Moss K. Dickinson (1822-97) and Joseph M. Currier (1820-84), the owners of a nearby sawmill. The Long Island Mill began operation in 1860 with four sets of mill-stones driven by water-powered turbines manufactured in Ottawa. By the autumn of 1862 a woollen-mill had been added to this industrial complex, around which the community of Manotick developed. Dickinson acquired full interest in the mills in 1863 and the family retained ownership of the Long Island Mill until 1929. In 1972 this mill, the adjacent Dickinson House, and the original carriage-shed were purchased and restored by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
 
Location. 45° 13.622′ N, 75° 40.982′ W. Marker is in Manotick, Ontario, in Rideau-Goulbourn Ward, City of Ottawa. Marker is on Dickinson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mill and Manotick / Le moulin et Manotick (within

The Long Island Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
2. The Long Island Mill and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Carriage Shed / Hangar ŕ chariots (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial Cenotaph (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Life / la vie familiale (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickinson House / Maison Dickinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Manotick Remembrance Park / Parc du Souvenir de Manotick (within shouting distance of this marker); Homefront / Front intérieur (within shouting distance of this marker); Peacekeeping / Casques bleus (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manotick.
 
Regarding The Long Island Mill. The Long Island Mill is more commonly known as the Watson Mill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Watson's Mill History. (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Watson's Mill, Manotick on YouTube. (Submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Long Island Mill image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
3. The Long Island Mill
Riverside view
The Long Island Mill Heritage Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
4. The Long Island Mill Heritage Building Marker
Dam Backwater at Long Island Mill image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
5. Dam Backwater at Long Island Mill
Looking SE along the Rideau River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 19, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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