Nantucket's Old Mill

Built in 1746 by Nathan Wilbur, a Nantucket sailor who had spent time in Holland, the "Old Mill" is the oldest functioning mill in the country. It is the only surviving mill of the four "smock mills" that once stood overlooking Nantucket town. In 1897 Miss Caroline French purchased the mill at an auction for $850 and donated it to the Nantucket Historical Association.
The Old Mill (windmill, grist mill), Nantucket c. 1930s.   https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:1j92gh880

The Old Mill (windmill, grist mill), Nantucket c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:1j92gh880

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s  https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq625 #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq625 #windmill

At the Old MIll, Nantucket c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq28v  #windmill

At the Old MIll, Nantucket c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq28v #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq72d #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq72d #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s  https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq54g #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket c. 1930s https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq54g #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket - adjusting the millstones, c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq20n #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket - adjusting the millstones, c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq20n #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket -  Adding grain to the hopper, c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hp98b  #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket - Adding grain to the hopper, c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hp98b #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket - packaging the newly ground cornmeal, c. 1930s.  https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq404 #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket - packaging the newly ground cornmeal, c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq404 #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket.  Turing the sails (vanes) into the wind using a different form or horsepower.  c. 1930s  https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq10d #windmill

The Old Mill, Nantucket. Turing the sails (vanes) into the wind using a different form or horsepower. c. 1930s https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq10d #windmill

Nantucket. The Old Mill. Putting sails on the vanes - c. 1930s.  https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq52x #windmill

Nantucket. The Old Mill. Putting sails on the vanes - c. 1930s. https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:cc08hq52x #windmill

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