Watson's Mill

Watson's Mill is a historic gristmill in Manotick, Ontario, Canada. It was built as the Long Island Flouring Mills by Moss Kent Dickinson and Joseph Merrill Currier. It was one of a series of mills constructed in the area using power from the Rideau Canal. It earned its current name when it was purchased by Harry Watson in 1946. The mill remained in operation until 1972 when it was sold to the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. They restored the mill to its 1860 condition and turned it into a museum and gift shop. It is Manotick's most notable landmark, and the mill's image is used as a symbol for the village. The mill is also well known for stories of it being haunted by the ghost of Annie Currier, wife of Joseph, who died in an accident there in 1861. Today Watson’s Mill remains as one of the few operating industrial grist mills in North America and the only such heritage site in the City of Ottawa. In 2010, Watson’s Mill celebrated its 150th Anniversary. The Mill hosts various events for members of the community and surrounding areas along with increasing programming and maintaining the site for daily operation.

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