Devol's Floating Mill   Save
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Description: Devol's Floating Mill in Belpre. In 1791, Captain Jonathan Devol, upon a proposal from Griffin Greene, designed and built a floating grain mill, which was erected on two boats and anchored within several yards of the Ohio River shore. This water powered mill was much more convenient than the usual drudgery of running a mill with simply sheer manpower. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06825
Subjects: Mills and mill-work--Ohio; Ohio Economy--Agriculture; Washington County (Ohio)
Places: Belpre (Ohio); Washington County (Ohio); Ohio