Poutrincourt's Mill National Historic Event

Lequille, Nova Scotia
Poutrincourt's Mill © Parks Canada
Poutrincourt's Mill
© Parks Canada
Poutrincourt's Mill © Parks CanadaPoutrincourt's Mill © Parks Canada
Address : Dugway Rd., Lequille, Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1947-05-21

Other Name(s):
  • Poutrincourt's Mill  (Designation Name)

Importance: Site of 1607 flour mill, first water-powered flour mill north of Mexico


Existing plaque: 20 m from buildling Dugway Rd., Lequille, Nova Scotia

To relieve the toil of the hand-mill in making flour for the settlers at Port Royal, Sieur de Poutrincourt had a water-mill erected on the Lequille River near here early in 1607.