Sieur de Poutrincourt

Water-Powered Mill
1607

The first grist mill in North America


2007
400th anniversary


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 at 470 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 on 16 June 2003



Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque

Photographed on 16 June 2003



Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque

Photographed on 16 June 2003



Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques

Photographed on 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 on 1 July 2003



Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques: Poutrincourt's Mill
Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaques: Poutrincourt's Mill

Photographed on 11 June 2006







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 on 1 July 2003



NSL&P Company plaque
Detail of NSL&P Company plaque

Photographed on 1 July 2003

Three plaques on generating plant
Three plaques on generating plant

Photographed on 1 July 2003



Plaque, 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia
Plaque, September 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia

Photographed on 1 July 2003



Plaque, 1968: Early Agriculture in Nova Scotia

Photographed on 1 July 2003







Interpretative Panel
Historic Site: Lequille Hydro Plant

The interpretative panel

Photographed on 1 July 2003



The interpretative panel

Photographed on 1 July 2003



The interpretative panel

Photographed on 1 July 2003



The interpretative panel

Photographed on 1 July 2003



View showing the location of the interpretative panel

Photographed on 1 July 2003



View showing the former location of the interpretative panel

Photographed on 11 June 2006



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 2013 has not changed much from that shown here.





Newspaper clipping: 1968 Sep 18
Historic Site to be Opened Sept. 15 25 (1968)
Clipping: 18 September 1968   (Newspaper not known)

Thanks to Myrtle J. Selig



Newspaper clipping: 1968 Oct 02
$2.7 Million Power Project Opened at Lequille
Clipping: 2 October 1968   (Newspaper not known)

Thanks to Myrtle J. Selig


Interpretation
of above clipping


1530’ of 7’-0” diameter penstock
[1530-feet of 7-feet-zero-inches diameter penstock]

15,000 h.p.
[15,000 horsepower]

46’ long x 32’ wide x 50’ high
[46-feet long by 32-feet wide by 50-feet high]

18’ waterwheel
[18-feet (diameter) waterwheel]





Newspaper clipping: 1968 Sep 28
Historic Site and Power Project Opened at Lequille
Clipping: 28 September 1968   (Newspaper not known)

Thanks to Myrtle J. Selig






Clipping: Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 1966 August 26
Replica Of 17th Century Mill To Be Built Near Annapolis Royal
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 26 August 1966





Clipping: Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 1968 September 26
$2.7 Million Power Project On Site Of First Grist Mill
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, 26 September 1968

Interpretation
of above clipping


15,000 h.p.
[15,000 horsepower]

1530’ of 7’-0” diameter penstock
[1530-feet of 7-feet-zero-inches diameter penstock]

two Tainter gates 24’ wide by 12’ high
[24-feet wide by 12-feet high]

full load flow of 410 cfs
[410 cubic feet per second]

514 rpm
[514 revolutions per minute]

1,300 kVA
[1,300 kilovolt-amperes]

0.86 p.f.
[86% power factor]

60 cycles per second
[60 hertz]






Links to Relevant Websites

Seigneur de Poutrincourt (1557-1615) by Peter Landry
    http://www.blupete.com/Hist/BiosNS/1600-00/Poutrincourt.htm 


Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just Dictionary of Canadian Biography
    http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34184


Jean de Biencourt de Poutrincourt et de Saint-Just by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Biencourt_de_Poutrincourt_et_de_Saint-Just


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


Grist Mill by Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gristmill


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







Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Arthur Kennedy tombstone Arthur Kennedy tombstone LeQuille
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/kennedyja.html


Bloody Creek monument Monument: Bloody Creek 1757 Bloody Creek
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bloodycrk.html


Fort Anne bronze cannon Fort Anne bronze cannon Annapolis Royal
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/annebroncann.html


Port Royal Habitation 1605-1613 Port Royal Habitation 1605-1613 Port Royal
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/portroyal.html


Scotch Fort 1629 monument Scotch Fort 1629-1632 monument Port Royal
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/scotchfort.html


Bear River war memorial Bear River war memorial Bear River
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bearriverm.html


Smiths Cove war memorial Smiths Cove war memorial Smiths Cove
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/smithscovem.html


Bay View cannons Bay View cannons Bay View
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/bayviewcann.html


S.S. Princess Louise monument S.S. Princess Louise monument Point Prim
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/prlouisemon.html


Kempt war memorial Kempt war memorial Kempt
    http://ns1763.ca/qrm/kemptmem.html


Kemptville war memorial Kemptville war memorial Kemptville, Yarmouth County
    http://ns1763.ca/yarmco/kemptville.html


Carleton war memorial Carleton war memorial Carleton
    http://ns1763.ca/yarmco/carletonmon.html


Fort Point monument Fort Point monument LaHave
    http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/lahavefpm.html


Morden: French Cross monument French Cross monument Morden
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/frenchcross.html


Iron Cross monument Iron Cross monument Horton Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/ironcross.html


Falmouth: Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Falmouth
    http://ns1763.ca/hantsco/acadnfalm.html


1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express monument 1849 Nova Scotia Pony Express Monument Victoria Beach
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/ponyexmon.html


Rawding Captains monument Rawding Captains monument Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/rawdingm.html


Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Annapolis Iron Mining Company monument Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/annironm.html


Clementsport war memorial Clementsport war memorial Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/clemport.html


Edward Phinley Morse historic plaques, Clementsport Edward Phinley Morse plaques Clementsport
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/morse-shipyard.html


Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale war memorial Clementsvale
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/clemvalem.html


Barton war memorial Barton war memorial Barton
    http://ns1763.ca/digbyco/bartonwarm.html


Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown war memorial Bridgetown
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bridgetownm.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/attack1747.html


Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial: Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 1940-1945 Middleton
    http://ns1763.ca/annapco/bcatpww2.html


Kingston: Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial, 1940-1945 Kingston
    http://ns1763.ca/kingsco/bcatprc.html


Go To:   Nova Scotia History, Chapter One
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory01.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Historical Biographies
    http://newscotland1398.ca/hist/nshistory00.html#ns-historical-biog

Go To:   Proclamations: Land Grants in Nova Scotia 1757, '58, '59
    http://planter2010.ca/proc/proclamations-ndx.html

Go To:   Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1805, edited by Richard John Uniacke
    http://ns1763.ca/law/ns-statutes1805-titlepg.html

Go To:   Nova Scotia Quotations
    http://ns1758.ca/quote/quotes.html

Go To:   History of Telegraph and Telephone Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/tele/telephone.html

Go To:   History of Electric Power Companies in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/electric/electric.html

Go To:   History of Automobiles in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1758.ca/auto/automobiles.html

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First uploaded to the WWW:   2002 December 28
New photographs installed:   2004 January 13
New photographs installed:   2006 June 18
Five 1960s clippings added:   2013 April
Latest update:   2013 April 20