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The Mill is currently closed to the public for safety reasons until restoration is complete. Public visits to the Mill will be announced as construction proceeds. For more information please contact President Dean Copeland at Copeland.sawmill@verizon.net, or 781-837-3001 or by mail to Hatch Mill, P.O.Box 2518, Ocean Bluff, Massachusetts 02065.

Bill Frugoli Shares Memories Of Hatch Mill (Please click on our videos tab above to view)

Longtime Marshfield resident Bill Frugoli shared memories of doing business with Decker Hatch from 1946 to the mid 1960’s.  Please visit our video page to view the discussion.

North Bennet Street Students Work On Restoration Of Saw Mill Parts

North Bennet Street School students worked on restoring parts of the saw mill while the box mill was being raised.

 

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The Box Mill Section Of Hatch Mill Raised

Jim Kricker has been working  at the Hatch Mill to raise the box mill section of the building back to level.  One corner was raised 21 inches.  The images below show the progression.

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Raised to final height of 21″

 

 

Box Mill To Be Jacked Up To Level Position By Jim Kricker, MLB Restorations and N. Bennet St. School Students

The box mill part of the mill will be raised approx. twenty one inches to level the building.  Jim Kricker, a restoration specialist from upstate New York is leading the effort to raise the box mill.

Also, a local resident, Bill Frugoli stopped by to share memories of doing business with Decker Hatch while the mill was still in business from 1946 until the mid 1960’s.

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Bill Frugoli Shares Some Memories

Marshfield High students from the building construction class led by Tom Greland visited the Hatch Mill on Jan. 14, 2014.  The students built the carriage shed on the property and will be installing doors on the shed to finish the project.

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Tom Greland and MHS students from building construction class

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Steven O’Shaughnessy of N. Bennet St. School speaks with MHS students

Saw Mill Shed Disassembled

The saw mill shed is now disassembled and shrink wrapped to protect against weather.

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This project is funded in part by the citizens of Marshfield through the Community Preservation Act

Town of Marshfield CPC (Community Preservation Committee)

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MLB Restoration Carpenter, Rick McKee Has A Blog.  Please Check It Out As He Updates It Throughout Hatch Mill’s Restoration.  Click On The Link Below

http://blueoakblog.wordpress.com

North Bennet Street School Students Start Disassembling Saw Mill Shed

 

 
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Bennet Street School Students and MLB Restorations Hand Hew Some Logs

 

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Demonstrating Hewing Process

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The log to be hewn for “plate” in saw mill shed

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Bennet Street School students

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Students trim excess wood with felling axe

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Steven O’Shaughnessy from N. Bennet St. School

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How to use a hewing ax

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Demonstrating the cut

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More timber from Copeland Lumber Mill

“Lane” Circular Saw Mill From 1872 Upgrade Removed From Hatch Mill

 

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