One of the most interesting as well as the most elusive aspects of El Destino life was the mill plant. A few years after George Noble Jones came into possession of his Florida holdings, he undertook to establish his own mills. The facilities for the project were near at hand, for the plantation was heavily wooded and water-power was available from Burnt Mill Creek and the St. Marks River, both of which flowed through his property. By 1850 the enterprise had been started ; it consisted of a dam, of somewhat imposing size for its day and locality, and a tailrace canal running from the site of the dam to the river.
Abbey, Kathryn T.
"Documents Relating to El Destino and Chemonie Plantations, Middle Florida, 1828-1868. Part III,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 8:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol8/iss1/4