Barn with Octoganal Silo, Moulinette, Ontario

Barn with Octagonal Silo | N 45.01.51 W 74.51.59 | Moulinette, Ontario, Canada




The remains of the Snetsinger dairy barn on the outskirts of Moulinette, Ontario. The octagonal structure was the base of a silo and the structure on the right was used to store milk cans ready for pick up. This pre-dates the use of tanker trucks to pick up milk from dairy farms. Originally settled by Loyalists in the 1780s, Moulinette took root with the establishment of the area’s first grist mill in 1810 powered by a dam built between the mainland and Sheeks Island. In the 1950s it was largely a tourist town; most of its 300 plus residents moved to Long Sault with the construction of the Seaway.


Barn with Octoganal Silo, Moulinette, Ontario

Barn with Octagonal Silo | N 45.01.51 W 74.51.59 | Moulinette, Ontario, Canada




The remains of the Snetsinger dairy barn on the outskirts of Moulinette, Ontario. The octagonal structure was the base of a silo and the structure on the right was used to store milk cans ready for pick up. This pre-dates the use of tanker trucks to pick up milk from dairy farms. Originally settled by Loyalists in the 1780s, Moulinette took root with the establishment of the area’s first grist mill in 1810 powered by a dam built between the mainland and Sheeks Island. In the 1950s it was largely a tourist town; most of its 300 plus residents moved to Long Sault with the construction of the Seaway.