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Gardiner Mill, 1804 — With a lack of streams for water power, wind power was used to grind grain. This 1804 mill, built by Nathaniel Dominy V, stands at its original location on James Lane.  

Gardiner Mill, 1804


A few months after Pantigo Mill was begun, a second mill was commenced on the east side of Town Pond. It was built by Nathaniel Dominy V for John Lyon Gardiner and several other sponsors. Timber for the mill was cut on Gardiner’s Island and the mill was completed on September 28, 1804, costing more than 528 pounds ($ 1,320). The mill continued to operate until 1900.

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Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection, Courtesy of East Hampton’s Long Island Collection.

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Harvey Ginsberg Postcard Collection, Courtesy of East Hampton’s Long Island Collection.


The Windmills of East Hampton


For more than a century, Americans have regarded windmills as a picturesque remnant of our agrarian beginnings — a pleasant, even romantic, aspect of the landscape in certain areas of the eastern seaboard.  But in their earlier life, they were hard-working laborers in the community, applying man’s ingenuity to tasks essential to survival: they ground grain, sawed wood, and pumped water.

In East Hampton Village today, Hook Mill, Pantigo Mill and Gardiner Mill still stand. They represent some of the oldest and best examples of American craftsmanship in the wooden age. These mills can be seen as testimonials of a native technology and attract us all because they are survivors of a remarkably different era. — Village of East Hampton. 

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Gardiner Mill as seen from South End Burying Ground.


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