A stone bench, with an old stone from a grist mill incorporated into its construction, sits along the banks of the Mississippi River next to Almonte Old Town Hall.
On the back od this bench is a bronze medallion inscribed with the names William McKenzie and Catherine Shields. The inscription reads:
Stranger sit and rest and dream
The noisy millstone turns no more
Before you runs the restless stream
That seeks the ocean evermore.
William McKenzie was a local minister in Almonte’s formative years.
Photo: Marina Brestska