Friday, December 12, 2014

Leard's Grist Mill, Coleman - storm flooding!

     These images were taken at Leard's Grist Mill and Pond yesterday morning by CBC PEI's Steve Bruce.  Photos cf. CBC PEI Facebook page.
     The structure was strongly built - I'm confident it will withstand the flood waters as it has so many times before!

     Leard's Grist Mill was built in 1888 by James Barclay of O'Leary.  In the late 1890's Peter Warren Leard purchased the mill.  Three generations of the Leard family operated the mill including Peter's sons Waldron and Albert and his grandson Warren, who closed it in 2002 after working here for more than 50 years.  
     The mill belongs to The Canadian Potato Museum in O'Leary. 
Below are a few photos I took of Leard's Grist Mill this fall.

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