Old Mill Inn

Restoration and stewardship – a few words from Bia

Bia Lowe, Owner

Restoration and stewardship – a few words from Bia

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If you’ve ever sailed up the creek and seen the Old Mill coming into view — hanging  tough, standing strong — its easy to imagine her way back when, early 1800’s …and what it might have felt like to be alive in those times. 

That’s the value of having touchstones, of having elders and a history. 

I liken The Old Mill to a grandmother, an old gal who’s seen it all …and then some. She’s rolled with the temperaments of nature, and the vagaries of history. 

Presidential elections notwithstanding, she’s withstood nor’easters and hurricanes…. two centuries of them!  And, even more impressively, she’s endured the daily ravages of tiny creatures who make these waters home.

This resilient lady garners respect. Think: she welcomed your parent’s parents, just like she welcomes you. 

 She.  Has.  Stories.

I’ve listened to her over the years and learned her strengths and her vulnerabilities.  I like to say she needs a LOT of love.

Well…this Spring The Old Mill received a substantial dose of loving in the form marine restoration, and she’s good to go for a few more decades.  

So bring on the storms, the lore, the ghosts …and the living! 

Keep on hanging tough, Grandma. Keep on standing strong.

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