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

Cooperage

 
 
Cooperage Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
1. Cooperage Marker
Inscription.
Cooperage
1778

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries British warships, transports and supply ships came and went in Gros Islet Bay and were refitted and resupplied at Pigeon Island.

Barrels were the containers of the day. They were used to transport fresh water from St. Lucia, and also for anything that needed to be packed and stowed away. This meant that a cooper had to be on hand to make barrels.
 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Location. 14° 5.533′ N, 60° 57.817′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Touch for map. This marker is at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, on the path along the beach area near the C.O.'s Quarters. Marker is in this post office area: Pigeon Island, Gros Islet LC01 101, Saint Lucia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.O.'s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Lime Kiln (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunslide (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers' Quarters (about 180 meters away); Josset's House (about 210 meters away); Officers' Kitchen
Cooperage Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 22, 2018
2. Cooperage Marker
The marker is here in this view roughly in the middle, although difficult to see as it is in profile. The remains of the cooperage are to the right, now used to store beach chairs. The beach is to the left.
(about 210 meters away); Two-Gun Battery (about 210 meters away); Officers' Quarters and Mess (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pigeon Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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