Respecting the past, Building the future

Tide Mill Conference

On Saturday April 7 2018, the Tide Mill Institute and Greater Astoria Historical Society present a conference particularly interesting for residents of our waterfront community: A City of Tides: The Past and Future of New York. The event is from 8.30 am to 4 pm.

The Program:

The ABC’s of Tide Mills: What are they and how do they work?
Tide Mills: The Bedrock of New York City
Flour Kegs on NYC Coat of Arms: local tide mills of NYC
Renewable Resource: from Tide Mills to Tidal Energy

Cost to register: $20, $18 for GAHS members
Questions? Contact info@tidemillinstitute.org

Register here: https://astorialic.org/events.php?id=1280

Photo: Watermill, NY; photo credit, Wikimedia Commons

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City


  1. Avatar for Clare Doyle Chester T Hartwell : May 23, 2024 at 11:48 am


    Page: https://oana-ny.org/tide-mill-conference/
    Image: https://oana-ny.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Watermills.jpg

    Image description: Water driven gristmill in Watermill, NY.

    This mill is fed by the SEVEN PONDS-a series of kettle ponds made by the last glacier.

    It is NOT a tide mill.

    When the mill pond water rises the town must open the seaspouse to the ocean to let it drain and not impact the breast type waterwheel.
    The wheel itself was rebuilt a few years ago as you can see in your photo.

    I grew up with my cousins across the pond-the Kellys and Burdens.

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