With a much larger area, we were able to spread out across a park of
lush grass beside the Millstream Pond in Burris Park.
Created first as the mill's company store, the general store has operated
continuously since 1849.
The Marine brass band assembled before the general store and town hall
on the 4th of July, 1905. Credit: Washington Co. Historial Society
From below our put-in the next morning, we could see the millstream
running gently into the St. Croix. The mill would later convert to steam
power, but the massive power of water can be appreciated when you look
at this brook and remember it powered the cutting of millions of board
feet of lumber.