Tide Mill Institute

                                                              Committed to Sustainable Industrial Heritage

The Tide Mill Institute hopes to advance the appreciation of tide mill history and technology by encouraging research, by promoting appropriate re-uses of former tide mill sites and by fostering communication among tide mill enthusiasts.  

Next Conference: Boston -- Register Early for Saturday, November 12, 2016  - for more info click on this link or on Conferences in the left-hand menu and choose 2016


Space is limited at the Waterworks Museum, so REGISTER EARLY!


18 Hummingbird Hill – Greene ME 04236
Please indicate your email address and phone number and how many will attend

TMI’s next conference will be held on Saturday, November 12th, at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston’s Chestnut Hill district. As a follow-up to our last event’s discussion of Boston’s early tidal power, this year’s gathering will focus on the city’s mills. Tide mill relics from the 18th century were found in the area of the former Mill Pond during the famous “Big Dig.” Their fascinating details, carefully studied, measured and recorded, shed light on the mechanical wizardry of colonial industrial design. These will be explained, put in historical context, and illustrated with intricate CAD drawings. We will also look at a Boston tidal power project from the 19th century: the famous Back Bay scheme that was designed and built to provide “perpetual power” but didn’t work out as well as planned. Other invited speakers, from outside New England, will describe millstone quarries, and tides and tidal power around the world. A tour of the fascinating Waterworks Museum will be included.

Stay tuned

For earlier conferences, see the Conferences tab in the left navigation bar.

Woodbridge, England, tide mill re-opens after 1.25m restoration

check out the links below

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-17612952 http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/woodbridge_tide_mill_re_opens_its_doors_after_1_25m_restoration_1_1341131

Do you know something about tide mills?

If you do, or if you have a question, please e-mail us by clicking on the words The Tide Mill Institute below:

The Tide Mill Institute

or email to info@tidemillinstitute.org