Tide Mill Institute

2008 Tide Mill Conference: Tide Mills Through the Ages

Exploring the history of tide mills; the environmentally-friendly use of renewable energy; and adaptive use of old sites for creating energy and tourism.


Friday, November 7th, 6:30 pm onward

Reception with displays, publications, power point slide shows, molinological discussion and fellowship
Saturday, November 8th, registration 8:30 am, programs begin at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm

Speakers and subjects

Tom McErlean -- Nendrum, Ireland: The world’s oldest tide mill is Irish! Thomas McErlean shares his tales of archaeology at an 8th-century medieval tide mill
Stephan Claesson -- the discovery of a mid-17th century Penobscot River tide mill site in Brewer, Maine
Phil Crossman – Lumber, grain, granite and summer people: Phil Crossman shares what he's doing at his tide mill site, now a motel at Carver's Harbor on Vinalhaven Island, ME
Brian James-Strong – The history of gin distilling at the House Mill, London, England – the world’s largest surviving tidal mill

--Break for self-service lunch supplied by Dorchester Historical Society--

John Haggerty – Current happenings at the House Mill, London -- a mixture of politics, the 2012 Olympics, fundraising and plans for hydrogenation
John Goff/Carolyn Marks – The Souther shall rise again! Update on the preservation and restoration plans for the Souther Tide Mill (grist mill) in Quincy, MA
Chuck Parrott – Informal description of a computer model of an eighteenth-century tide mill found in Boston’s Big Dig (highway construction project)

Location is Dorchester Historical Society, 195 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125
Contact: Earl Taylor, 781 272-6700 or ERMMWWT@aol.com
Suggested donation $25. It will be helpful if you let Earl know you will attend.