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

Officers’ Kitchen

 
 
Officers' Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
1. Officers' Kitchen Marker
Inscription. 1778, rebuilt 1824

Although the heyday of Pigeon Island as a British base in the Caribbean was in the late eighteenth century during the Rodney period, the garrison continued to be manned until 1861.

Built originally in 1778, this kitchen consisted of four or five rooms and was rebuilt in 1824 after being damaged in the hurricane of 1817. The original eighteenth-century stone coursing remains, and the old fireplaces can be seen in the rooms.
 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Location. 14° 5.606′ N, 60° 57.722′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Touch for map. This marker is near the entrance to the Pigeon Island National Landmark.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officers' Quarters and Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers' Quarters (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Two-Gun Battery (about 150 meters away); C.O.'s Quarters (about 150 meters away); Lime Kiln (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Gunslide (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ridge Battery (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Josset's House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pigeon Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Wide view of Officers' Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
2. Wide view of Officers' Kitchen Marker
Remains of the fireplace in the Officers' Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
3. Remains of the fireplace in the Officers' Kitchen
Additional marker on the opening of Pigeon Island National Park image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
4. Additional marker on the opening of Pigeon Island National Park
Opened by H.R.H. Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Mrs. Angus Ogilvy on Friday, 23rd February 1979.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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