On Saturday I went exploring and found the Saddle Rock Grist Mill which is located in Great Neck. It is a historical landmark and is possibly the oldest tidal gristmill in the country. It was built in 1792 from mill equipment brought over from England as well as local materials. It was in continuous operation until 1940. The mill sits alongside Udall's Pond where trading vessels would land from the Atlantic Ocean, arriving from either the East River, or Long Island Sound, and return loaded with corn flour from the mill.
Of course I timed my visit wrong and it was closed for the season. I was able to get a view of it from the park next to it, where my only company was about 100 Canadian geese. I will have to go back and sketch it again. It is in a really nice spot.