Yacht Restoration School Embarks on 1831 Mill Project

Posted on: July 10th, 2007 by Margaret Foster


The Aquidneck Mill building was a steam-powered cotton manufacturing company. (Jay Picotte, International Yacht Restoration School)There's more to Newport, R.I., than its mansions.

A yacht-building school in Newport, R.I., plans to restore an 1831 National Register-listed mill on the city's developed waterfront.

n Thursday, the International Yacht Restoration School plans to celebrate the groundbreaking of the $7.5 million restoration of the 30,000-square-foot Aquidneck Mill Building, a steam-powered mill with green-granite walls.

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