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

Ridge Battery

 
 
Ridge Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
1. Ridge Battery Marker
Inscription. Ridge Battery

The heaviest gun on Pigeon Island was sited here. It was a 32-pounder which could be turned from north to south to cover the St. Lucia Channel and Gros Islet Bay. The gun was used effectively in 1781 to repel the French invasion of Gros Islet.

Look for Martinique to the north, visible on clear days.
 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Location. 14° 5.528′ N, 60° 57.948′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Touch for map. This marker is at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, on the path up to Signal Peak from the Musket Redoubt.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Musket Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Signal Station (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Josset's House (about 150 meters away); Fort Rodney (about 150 meters away); Gunslide (about 150 meters away); Carib Caves (about 180 meters away); Lime Kiln (about 180 meters away); C.O.'s Quarters (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pigeon Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Wide view of Ridge Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
2. Wide view of Ridge Battery Marker
This marker has been damaged and is near the cannons on the Ridge Battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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