1690On May 13, 1690, Mark Haskell and William Haskell, Jr. were given permission to build a tide mill on Walker Creek in West Gloucester.Economy and Industry, Industry

This tidal corn mill was one of the first of its kind in the Colonies. With the help of a dam, the incoming tide was contained in a holding pond with floodgates and released with the outgoing tide, turning the waterwheel, which turned the stones to grind the corn.

Gloucester Town Records, 1642-1715. Vol. 1, 1715, https://archive.org/details/GLOTownRecords16921715Images Viator, Carl F. The Church in the Wilderness, 1713-1963. West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational Church, 1963. Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004.
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