Wood's Mill / Moulin Wood
The Heritage Trail / Le sentier du patrimoine
—Remembering Our Historic Past / Nous souvenant de notre passé historique —
Originally built in 1830 under Abel Russell Ward, this site has changed faces and owners many times. Throughout the course of its history, it was an oatmeal and grist mill, and then rebuilt in 1887 under the new ownership of Alexander Wood. After nearly a century of production, the mills were closed down under the new ownership of the Waterworks Commission in 1924. Parks Canada bought the infrastructure in 1981, and renovated it. It now houses both the offices for Parks Canada and the Rideau Canal Museum. Opened to the public since 1989, museum visitors can now view artifacts and displays that depict this flagship interpretation centre for the entire Rideau Canal.
Erected by Heritage House Museum, Government of Ontario, and Parks Canada. (Marker Number 12.)
Location. 44° 53.873′ N, 76° 1.276′ W. Marker is in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Marker is on Beckwith Street South (Provincial Highway 15), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Beckwith Street South, Smiths Falls, Ontario K7A 2A8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beckwith Street and Bridge / La rue Beckwith et le pont (a few steps from this marker); Vimy Oaks / Les chênes de Vimy (within shouting distance of this marker); To Commemorate the Opening of the Rideau Canal 1832 (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this HMCS Smiths Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Club Swimming Pool Stone / La pierre de la piscine du club Rotary (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Crossroads of the Rideau / À la croisée des chemins (about 90 meters away); Welcome to Combined Locks (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smiths Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Rideau Canal Visitor Centre. (Submitted on October 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rideau Canal National Historic Site at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.