A small, low, rounded brown building has always stood on The Finger and has had various uses over the centuries. Foreign ships often anchor near The Finger and row longboats to the dock outside the building to drop off passengers, get fresh water, and unload goods.
Doran visited Milly's Chowder House while writing his book, Secrets of Deltora. The House was owned by Milly and sold chowder and bread, and was decorated with fish oil lanterns. Doran had a bowl of chowder and enjoyed Milly's new-baked bread. Sailors and passengers enjoyed Milly's company and sampled her chowder while ashore.