Tripp Mill Historical Plaque

There’s a new historical plaque situated at the site of the former Tripp Mill. Located on the west branch of the Mattapoisett River off Acushnet Road, Tripp Mill was owned and operated for decades by members of the Tinkham family. A stone spillway remains at the site. The over 20-acre Tinkham Pond fed by the Mattapoisett River along with other contiguous parcels are now part of conservation lands held in part by the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Department. Howard Tinkham, whose grandfather was the last Tinkham to own the mill, provided historical documents for the plaque, which was installed by the Highway Department. Commemorative bricks are laced at the bottom of the stanchion. The MHC honored H. Tinkham for his years of positive influence in conserving undeveloped land and his dedication towards education and agrarian pursuits with a brick the reads: “Howard C. Tinkham, Friend-Farmer-Educator.” Photo by Marilou Newell.

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