- Associated Press - Sunday, October 16, 2016

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island’s last remaining water-powered mill is operating again in South Kingstown, after being shut down for a year for repairs.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2dUk6sW ) the Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill began producing cornmeal again on Sunday.

The mill, built in 1703, received around $30,000 in grants from various sources to repair its turbine and sluiceway.

It has been run by Bob and Diane Smith for the past 30 years. They donated the mill and 3.28 acres to the South Kingstown Land Trust in 2012, and now lease it from the trust for $1 per year.

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