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Manotick 150th Anniversary 1859-2009
The village of Manotick was established in 1859 by Moss Kent Dickinson with the building of Watson’s Mill on the banks of the Rideau Waterway. Not only is the mill the heart of the village, but the millstone itself is the very heart of the mill. Thus the pattern etched into the millstone, known as the dressing, forms the background of the logo. The logo and other forms of branding were designed by village resident, Magdalene Carson (New Leaf Publication Design).
Counterclockwise from the top, here is the significance of each part of the logo.
EARLIEST INHABITANTS & RURAL MANOTICK [logo top]
The fish and the corn represent the First Peoples, whose language inspired the name of the village. The wheat and the corn represent the original settlers and today’s rural community, without whom Manotick could not have been founded.
THE VILLAGERS [logo left]
This is the gable and window design of the Dr. Leach house at 5561 Main Street, which represents the residents, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, working people, and professionals of the village.
THE MILL AND THE RIDEAU RIVER [bottom]
The Rideau Waterway is expressed here at the point of its interaction with the mill — the paddlewheel. Although upgraded later by Dickinson with more sophisticated turbines, the same principle still drives our signature landmark today.
HERITAGE [logo right]
The little girl wearing the 19th century bonnet represents the generations. Holding the lowers of heritage, she is looking into the distance, into the future. Like every generation since, she envisions hopes and plans, and ponders the question: What will the future hold?
Watson's Mill on 2010 Canadian Stamp
Since the first European settlements, mills have heavily influenced Canada's social and economic development, and were often the foundation upon which thriving communities were built. In 2010, Canada Post will celebrate these picturesque links to our past with five definitive stamps featuring historic Canadian mills: Watson's Mill (Manotick, ON), Keremeos Grist Mill (Keremeos, BC), the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site (Delta, ON), Cornell Mill (Stanbridge East, QC), and the Riordon Grist Mill (Caraquet, NB).
The stamp has the Canadian flag over a photo of Watson's Mill taken by Manotick resident James Watt. It all began with a suggestion by Larry Ellis to MP Pierre Polievre about how we might get a special Canadian stamp of Manotick's historic working grist mill to celebrate Manotick's 150's anniversary.
Manotick 150th Anniversary: www.manotick150.ca