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Historical Markers in The Bahamas

 
View from Fort Fincastle image, Touch for more information
By S. C. McCullough, October 19, 2018
View from Fort Fincastle
1The Bahamas, New Providence, Nassau — Fort Fincastle — Bahamas Historical Site
Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore, a Royal Governor (1787-1796), whose second title was Viscount Fincastle. This fort shaped like an old paddle wheel steamer, was built to protect the city from invasion but saw little action. It . . . Map (db m125664) HM
2The Bahamas, New Providence, Nassau — The Bahamas Grant — 1629 1929
To commemorate the grant of these islands by His Majesty King Charles the First to Sir Robert Heath Attorney General of England on the 30th day of October 1629Map (db m32434) HM
3The Bahamas, New Providence, Nassau — Hand-Cut Well
Our hand-cut well measures 7.4 feet in diameter and has a depth of 74 feet. It is carved from solid limestone and is reminiscent of the Queen's Staircase sculpted between 1793 and 1794 by "slaves from solid rock with axes and other sharp hand . . . Map (db m134006) HM
4The Bahamas, West Grand Bahama, High Rock — Ben's Cave
The entrance to Ben's Cave was created when a portion of the roof collapsed. The clear pool that you see is fresh water, which floats on top of the lower salt water. Under-water passages spread out horizontally from Ben's Cave for thousands of yards . . . Map (db m87403) HM
5The Bahamas, West Grand Bahama, High Rock — Burial Mound Cave
The remains of several Lucayan Indians were found in a water-filled cavern near this cave entrance. The bones were perfectly preserved under a mound of rocks in about 6 feet of fresh water. This cave is a home of a rare member of a new class of . . . Map (db m87404) HM
 
 
 
 
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Jun. 29, 2022