My inten tion today was to shoot an old grain or grist mill built in 1847 in the countryside near Cooperstown.
But as so often happens, my attention was drawn elsewhere.
I did photograph the mill but then followed a path back to the source of the water that once powered the mill's waterwheel. Below the mill runs the Devil's River and at the edge of a raging cascade I discovered the remains of the stone dam that once raised the water level to allow it to be diverted to the mill. Part of the dam can be seen in the background the top of the photo.