Discovery Bay in Saint Ann, Middlesex, Jamaica
This scale was located at Pantrepant in the Parish of Trelawny. It was used to weigh logwood, which was utilized extensively as a dyestuff from the 16th century, and was among Jamaica’s prime exports from that time until the 1920’s. Logwood dye gives a beautiful black on wool, nylon, silk and rayon. Enhancement of the colour value of the wood depends on oxidation and there was a time when pre-treatment for that purpose was achieved by frequent urination on stacks of chips over periods of up to a few months.
Location. 18° 27.95′ N, 77° 24.897′ W. Marker is in Discovery Bay, Middlesex, in Saint Ann. Marker can be reached from Route A1, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Columbus Park and the marker are roughly 0.5 km from the Discovery Bay Bauxite Pier.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga Cane Mill (here, next to this marker); Clan Campbell Coat of Arms (here, next to this marker); Jamaica in 1494 (a few steps from this marker); Sugar in Jamaica (a few steps from this marker); Planet Locomotive (within shouting distance of this marker).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.