Friday, July 13, 2007
Restoration of the Grist Mill
Grist Mill, Connetquot River State Park Preserve
The mill originates from the 1700s.
Over the years, weather and age have taken their toll on the structure.
The restoration project, initiated by the Friends of Connetquot, is now in progress.
A mill expert has been hired to oversee the restoration which includes plans to stabilize the structure, eventually raise it and build new stone piers. It needs a new foundation, new shingles and roof. Eventually, the interior and milling machinery will be restored to create a working mill.
This project is a major undertaking and will take much time and require major funds.
Monetary grants have been received from both the federal and state governments.
The Friends of Connetquot are working to contribute additional money raised from donations and fund raising events.
If you would like to donate or help in some way, please call the Park at 631-581-1005
or send contributions to:
Friends of Connetquot, P.O. Box 472, Oakdale, NY 11769