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There are three windmills that remain on the island of Montreal that are easily accessible and still standing, (1) Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles; (2) Fleming Windmill; and (3) Pointe-Claire Windmill.
There are remains of a fourth windmill - Moulin Le Ber de Senneville, which was part of Fort Senneville that was destroyed in 1776 during the American Revolution by Benedict Arnold and an advancing American army in Quebec. The remains of the fort and the windmill are on private property and protected ecoterritory.
There was another historic windmill in Montreal that has since vanished - it is the windmill at Windmill Point in the harbour. It is significant, as it was the landing point for ships carrying Irish immigrants to Montreal during the famine of 1847.
Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles: built in 1719, located in Le Parc du Vieux-Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles at 11630 Notre-Dame St. East, Pointe-aux-Trembles - right at the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
Fleming Windmill: built in 1827, located in Stinson Park at 9675 Boulevard LaSalle, LaSalle - overlooking Lac St. Louis and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Pointe-Claire Windmill: built in 1709, located at 1 rue Saint-Joachim, Pointe-Claire - overlooking Lac St. Louis and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Moulin Le Ber de Senneville: built in 1686, located on private and protected property in Senneville (north-west corner of island of Montreal). The ruins lie between the Senneville forest and Lake of Two Mountains; unsure of state of ruins.
Windmill at Windmill Point: built pre-1840's, now vanished. Was located on Windmill Point in Montreal's harbour.


Below Google map shows location of these windmills. The map was used to just pin point where these windmills are. We don't advise trying to walk the distance between them.



Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Moulin de Pointe-aux-Trembles


Fleming Windmill


Fleming Windmill


Fleming Windmill


Fleming Windmill


Fleming Windmill


Fleming Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Pointe-Claire Windmill


Ruins of Le Ber's Windmill - Fief Senneville (published 1893)
courtesy of BANQ Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.


Windmill at Windmill Point (published 1879)
Canadian Illustrated News


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