Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
The heaviest gun on Pigeon Island was sited here. It was a 32-pounder which could be turned from north to south to cover the St. Lucia Channel and Gros Islet Bay. The gun was used effectively in 1781 to repel the French invasion of Gros Islet.
Look for Martinique to the north, visible on clear days.
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
Location. 14° 5.528′ N, 60° 57.948′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Click for map. This marker is at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, on the path up to Signal Peak from the Musket Redoubt.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Musket Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Signal Station (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Josset's House (about 150 meters away); Fort Rodney (about 150 meters away); Gunslide (about 150 meters away); Carib Caves (about 180 meters away); Lime Kiln (about 180 meters away); C.O.'s Quarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Pigeon Island.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles •
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