Sealed Landers Mill, Yarmouth, NS
Sealed Landers Mill
Among the very first English settlers of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in June of 1761 were Sealed Landers and his wife Thankful Handy and thier family from Sandwich, Massachusetts. Sealed arrived and settled at the outflow of what is now Lake Milo, where it exits into Yarmouth Harbour.
Sealed was a miller by trade and he erected a Grist Mill which is now in a park carrying his name. There is a landmark there which includes a circular rock that he brought from Sandwich, and the remains of the old grist mill are now what form part of the structure that holds back Lake Milo and controls the water level and a fish ladder, as shown in this week’s image.
If one parks at the Irving station, near the Milton intersection and the golden horse, in Yarmouth, there is a walking path along the bridge that spans the brook flowing out, and the grist stone is on the other side. There are also fountains in the water of the lake a short walk up stream from the dam on the eastern side, where the park and signage with information about Sealed can be found.
An important and interesting piece of Yarmouth’s history.