Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

In the small town of Stockton NJ
along the Delaware River Canal
you will find an old mill.

I stopped in for a visit.

These blue signs indicate the early use of the buildings.
The earliest date is 1711 for the Grist Mill!

Below is a millstone used for grinding grains.
They can weigh tons!

The water rushes from the canal into the mill.

Here water flows from the canal back into the river.

I noticed they have been updating the canal controls since the last time I visited.

I sort of like the look of the old lock controls,
but I guess they are impractical by today's standards.
Here is the same lock  last year.


4 Lettre Words said...

Lovely! The brick-and-Grist-Mill-sign is awesome.

SouthernSass said...

Great series of photos and what a great place to visit!

Jim said...

Rebecca, I am surprised that this interesting old mill is open to the public for driving and walking around.
We had some old textile mills in New Hampshire but they were all shut off and had signs posting No Treaspassing.

You got some really good pictures. The water control is interesting. I had seen others but really hadn't given water control for the mills much thought.

Happy MidWeek Blues. :)
BTW the sign-in has disappeared. I signed in earlier but now everything is gone. At least on my computer it is gone. ???

Unknown said...

What a fascinating place. I love the waterfall! You do the most fun things : )

k. riggs gardner said...

Stunning Pictorial ...

Incidentally, I followed your link on Jim's Little Blog.

k. riggs gardner said...

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Jeannette StG said...

Great post Rebecca! In my childhood town they had a windmill with a mill stone -huge and heavy!
I thought I selected another photo on the linky tool -I'll try to correct it -if I can't -c'est la vie:)

SouthernSass said...

I am not sure if Mr. Linky took mine or not, but my post is up. http://itsmysouthernlife.blogspot.com.

Dianne said...

I love the shadows on the Pork sign!!

gigi said...

What a great tour and perfect blue signs for your Mid Week Blues!