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Ducky Day 2015

1-Sally Fishburn and the tray of winning duckiesOur annual Ducky Day fundraiser for 2015 was held Saturday Oct. 3 and was a great success. 597 rubber ducks zoomed down a very swift Stevens River to the delight of all.

Please visit our Ducky Day 2015 page for all the details and to view the photo gallery.  This is our only fundrasing event for the maintenance and restoration of our unique historic mill so we hope you will save the date for 2016 - Saturday October 1.

Ducky Day 2015

ATTENTION! Ben's Mill needs volunteers to staff the mill when we reopen in 2016.  Without volunteers we can't be open each weekend and we won't be able to continue to educate the public about Vermont's history of water powered mills.  Ben's Mill is a really unique - most mills like it are long gone. Please contact us if you'd like to be a volunteer and speak to your friends about the opportunity to share part of our state's important history.  It is a fun way to spend a few hours and you might make some new friends!

2014 Dam Restoration Update

Mill pond area cleanup

Work on the dam started by removing trees and brush in the mill pond area above the high water mark. The cut off walls, the sections of the concrete at the far end of the old dam, were set upright and stabilized by filling on both sides with a soil/cement mixture and rocks. More rocks were added to the down river side to lend extra support. The area was seeded over. Stones were salvaged for future use in next year's project. The rest of the area was graded and seeded to complete this year's work. The goal is to preserve the existing structure. Next year the work will preserve next ten to twelve feet of the stone structure which encompasses the transition from the cut off walls to the spill way. That is also a transition from the concrete structure to a dry laid rubble structure.


Barnet, Vermont - on the West Barnet Road, about 2.5 miles west of I-91. 

OPEN Memorial Day - Columbus Day
SAT & SUN, 11a-3p

For tours, please call Sally Fishburn (802) 684-2524.

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Ben's Mill Trust
P.O. Box 50
Barnet, Vermont
(802) 684-2524


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