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The landscape of Red Hook has been dramatically changed by people at least twice in its history.  Starting in a major way around 1830, marshland was filled in to make solid land, and the coast line was modified to better suit boats. Nearly...

Tide mills were used in Red Hook to grind grain into flour.  They were also used to grind ginger.  Water from the twice daily high tides was captured in mill ponds. A gate could be opened, sending the water rushing down a channel and...

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