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Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

Musket Redoubt

 
 
Musket Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
1. Musket Redoubt Marker
Inscription.
Musket Redoubt 1782

This outpost to Fort Rodney was built in 1782 to protect the ridge top from surprise attack from sea. The soldiers could be hidden in the sunken area and they could stand on the platform and look down on both sides of the glacis or slopes.

Directly above is Signal Peak, and below is the whole of Rodney Bay. Morne Pimant is to the south, and on a clear day you can see Martinique, 40 kilometers (25 miles) to the north.

 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Location. 14° 5.508′ N, 60° 57.966′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Click for map. This marker is at Pigeon Island National Landmark, on the way from Fort Rodney up to Signal Peak.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ridge Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Signal Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Rodney (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Josset's House (about 120 meters away); Carib Caves (about 150 meters away); Gunslide (about 210 meters away); Lime Kiln (about 210 meters away); C.O.'s Quarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Pigeon Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Musket Redoubt seen from higher up on the walk to Signal Peak. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
2. Musket Redoubt seen from higher up on the walk to Signal Peak.
Fort Rodney can be seen in the distance.
Wide view of the Musket Redoubt Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
3. Wide view of the Musket Redoubt Marker
The redoubt entrance can be seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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