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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas — Caribbean Region (Atlantic Ocean)
 

Fort Fincastle

Bahamas Historical Site

 
 
Fort Fincastle Marker image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, October 19, 2018
1. Fort Fincastle Marker
Inscription.  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 served as a lighthouse until 1816 and was subsequently used as a signal tower.
 
Location. 25° 4.41′ N, 77° 20.315′ W. Marker is in Nassau, New Providence. Marker can be reached from Greenwich Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bahamas Grant (approx. half a kilometer away); Hand-Cut Well (approx. 1.1 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
View from Fort Fincastle image. Click for full size.
By S. C. McCullough, October 19, 2018
2. View from Fort Fincastle
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2018, by S. C. McCullough of Charlotte, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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