September 6 - 8, 2001

In September we attended the annual conference of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, in Charlevoix County, Province of Québec, Canada.

We stayed at Le Manoir Richelieu, a wonderfully updated historical hotel in the town of La Malbaie, a 1½ hour drive north of Québec City on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River (green circle on the map).

As stated in the conference announcement:

... the area is rich in historic mills. Colonized in the 17th century by the French, Charlevoix County has retained a distinctly gallic flavor as well as its indiginous architecture and traditions.

Our daytime hours were spent in a series of excursions to mills and other attractions of the area. What follows is a visual record of a number of these excursions.

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Le Manoir Richelieu

Forge Cauchon

Moulin Banal des Éboulements

Moulin Bouchard

Moulin Simard

Moulins de l'Isle-aux-Coudres