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Photographer's Note

The Red Old Tide Mill built in 1770 still stands majestically on the pond. For 50 years it was owned and operated by David Kirby. It used the changing tides and sluice gates to power the grinding wheels. Today these wheels flank the entrance to Tide Mill Yacht Basin, a 60 boat marina, owned and operated by the Donahue family.

The sluice gates between the wooded hammocks and mill control the tidal flow of fresh sea water into the pond. The incoming tide brings in young crabs, shellfish, eels, snappers and tiny marine animals in larval stages. Here they find a suitable place to settle and grow, expanding the biodiversity of the pond.

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Additional Photos by angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 17 N: 467] (1884)
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