FALL TOUR - October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October, 2009
Bus will leave Canadian Tire, Cowansville, at 7:30 AM and Mystic at 8:00 AM
9:30 AM Moulin Legaré, a working flour mill (snack available)
10:15 AM Pick up a guide for tour of Morin Heights ans St. Sauveur
1:00 PM Lunch: hot and cold buffet at Manoir St. Sauveur
2:15 PM Shopping at the factory outlets in St. Saureur for a couple of hours and then head home
COST: $93.00 per person if paid by cash or cheque.
The most interesting part of this tour was the visit to the Moulin Legaré. This a water-driven flour mill built in 1762, prior to the American Revolution, and still operating today with its original equipment and its original mill stone. The only significant change is the replacement of the original water wheel by three water turbines. The mill turns out both wheat flour and buckwheat flour. The former may be either whole wheat or partially refined. Locally grown wheat is used as much as possible although, when the local supply is exhausted, wheat is purchased from Ontario or from further west.