Sieur de Poutrincourt

Water-Powered Mill
1607

The first grist mill in North America

A grist mill grinds grain to make flour.
Today, flour milling is a large industry, and
an essential part of our food supply system.


Monument

LeQuille
Annapolis County
Nova Scotia

Located on the south side of Dugway Road

GPS location:   44°43'36"N   65°29'48"W




Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques: Poutrincourt's Mill
Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques: Poutrincourt's Mill
Photographed 16 June 2003


Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque
Photographed 16 June 2003


Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque
Photographed 16 June 2003


Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques
Photographed 15 November 2002


Memorial: Poutrincourt's water-powered mill, 1607
This hydroelectric generating plant, built in 1967 near the site
of Poutrincourt's 1607 mill, was the Centennial project
of the Nova Scotia Light & Power Company
(Nova Scotia's largest electric utility company at the time).
This generating plant is powered by water from
the same river that Poutrincourt's mill used.
Photographed 1 July 2003



Three Plaques on the Generating Plant

Poutrincourt's Mill: 1967 NSL&P Company plaque on the generating plant
Poutrincourt's Mill: NSL&P Company plaque 1967
Photographed 1 July 2003


NSL&P Company plaque
Detail of NSL&P Company plaque
Photographed 1 July 2003


Three plaques on generating plant
Three plaques on generating plant
Photographed 1 July 2003


Plaque, 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia
Plaque, September 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia
Photographed 1 July 2003


Plaque, 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia
Photographed 1 July 2003



Interpretative Panel
Historic Site: Lequille Hydro Plant

The interpretative panel
Photographed 1 July 2003


The interpretative panel
Photographed 1 July 2003


The interpretative panel
Photographed 1 July 2003


The interpretative panel
Photographed 1 July 2003


View showing the location of the interpretative panel
Photographed 1 July 2003


Poutrincourt's water-powered grist mill, 1607: map showing location of monument

Map showing the location of the monument commemorating
Sieur de Poutrincourt's water-powered grist mill built in 1607,
near LeQuille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.
Roads are shown as they were in 1978. Except for Highway 101, the
layout of the roads in 2004 has not changed much from that shown here.





Links to Relevant Websites

Jean de Biencourt, Seigneur de Poutrincourt (1557-1615)
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Poutrincourt.htm 


Poutrincourt's Second Settlement in Nova Scotia (1610-1613)
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/NovaScotiaBk1/Part1/Ch05.htm


Nova Scotia's last grist mill
    http://museum.gov.ns.ca/bgm/





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Arthur Kennedy tombstone Arthur Kennedy tombstone LeQuille
    /annapco/kennedyja.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    /annapco/bloodycrk.html


Fort Anne bronze cannon Fort Anne bronze cannon Annapolis Royal
    /annapco/annebroncann.html


Port Royal Habitation 1605-1613 Port Royal Habitation 1605-1613 Port Royal
    /annapco/portroyal.html


Scotch Fort 1629 monument Scotch Fort 1629-1632 monument Port Royal
    /annapco/scotchfort.html


Bear River war memorial Bear River war memorial Bear River
    /annapco/bearriverm.html


Bay View cannons Bay View cannons Bay View
    /digbyco/bayviewcann.html


S.S. Princess Louise monument S.S. Princess Louise monument Point Prim
    /digbyco/prlouisemon.html


Kempt war memorial Kempt war memorial Kempt
    /qrm/kemptmem.html


Kemptville war memorial Kemptville war memorial Kemptville
    /yarmco/kemptville.html


Carleton war memorial Carleton war memorial Carleton
    /yarmco/carletonmon.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    /lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
    /kingsco/frenchcross.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    /kingsco/ironcross.html


Falmouth: Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Falmouth
    /hantsco/acadnfalm.html


1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express Monument Victoria Beach
    /annapco/ponyexmon.html


Rawding Captains monument Rawding Captains monument Clementsport
    /annapco/rawdingm.html


Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Clementsport
    /annapco/annironm.html


Clementsport war memorial Clementsport war memorial Clementsport
    /annapco/clemport.html


Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale
    /annapco/clemvalem.html


Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown
    /annapco/bridgetownm.html


Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedward.html


Abraham Gesner Monument Chipman Corner
    /kingsco/gesnermem.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    /kingsco/attack1747.html


Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Program, 1940-1945 Middleton
    /annapco/bcatpww2.html


Kingston: Commonwealth Air Training Program memorial Commonwealth Air Training Program memorial, 1940-1945 Kingston
    /kingsco/bcatprc.html


Go To:   Index to other online Nova Scotia History
    http://alts.net/ns1625/histindx.html

Go To:   History of Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Railway Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/railways.html

Go To:   History of Electric Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://alts.net/ns1625/automobiles.html

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First uploaded to the Internet:   2002 December 28
New photographs installed:   2004 January 13