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Ducky Day 2015

1-Sally Fishburn and the tray of winning duckiesPlease join us at the mill on Saturday October 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM for our annual fundraising event - The World Famous Rubber Duck Race at Ben's Mill!  Well, perhaps it's not exactly world famous, but it is a great deal of fun and we hope to see you at the mill.  The ducks will float at 11 AM and we will have a wonderful and diverse selection of prizes for the winners.

The day's events include: music by Barnet's own AOK Kids, Blacksmithing demonstrations with blacksmith Evan Perkins, fresh apple cider pressing and our 4th annual Made-At-The-Mill tub raffle.

Of course, in order win one of the fabulous prizes, you need to buys some ducks!  Single ducks are $5 each. The best deal is our Quack Packs - for $20 you have 5 speedy ducks with your name on them - that's a free chance to win!  You can buy your ducks the day of the race, from a Board Member, by mail (P.O. Box 50, Barnet, VT 05821) or call Sally Fishburn at 802-684-2524. 

Remembering 2014 when a record number of ducks floated down the Stevens River - 597!

Please visit our Ducky Days page for more details and photos.

Ducky Day 2014

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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