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Discovery Bay in Saint Ann Parish, Middlesex County, Jamaica
 

Jamaica in 1494

 
 
Jamaica in 1494 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 1, 1987
1. Jamaica in 1494 Marker
Inscription. A botanical investigation of 1956 revealed that the enclosed area, undisturbed for centuries because of its inaccessibility and its rocky soil, had preserved the indigenous plant life as it must have appeared in 1494 in which year Christopher Columbus is believed to have sailed into the nearby harbour now known as Discovery Bay.
 
Location. 18° 27.952′ N, 77° 24.905′ W. Marker is in Discovery Bay, Middlesex County, in Saint Ann Parish. Marker is on Middlesex County Route A1. Touch for map. The marker is located in Columbus Park and is mounted on a wall next to a water wheel used to power a sugar cane mill.
 
More about this marker. The marker and background is shown on the website: http://historygreatest.com/columbus-park-jamaica
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Discovery Bay image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 1, 1987
2. Discovery Bay
Discovery Bay image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 1, 1987
3. Discovery Bay
Road side shell market image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 1, 1987
4. Road side shell market
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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