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

Two-Gun Battery

 
 
Two-Gun Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
1. Two-Gun Battery Marker
Inscription. Two-Gun Battery
In 1780 HMS Cornwall was damaged and Admiral Rodney requested that her deck timbers be used in construction of the two-gun battery on Pigeon Island.

This gun battery was to protect the island from a sea attack from the north and to prevent a landing at De Longueville Bay, directly across the bay. The powder magazine to the left has been damaged, possibly by the brigands in 1795.

Look for Martinique in the distance. Also look for the rock out in the bay with holes cut in the side, as if blasted out, which was apparently used for target practice.
 
Erected by Saint Lucia National Trust.
 
Location. 14° 5.648′ N, 60° 57.788′ W. Marker is in Pigeon Island, Gros Islet. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters and Mess (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Kitchen (about 150 meters away); C.O.'s Quarters (about 180 meters away); Gunslide (about 210 meters away); Lime Kiln (about 240 meters 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
 
The "rock out in the bay" used for target practice. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
2. The "rock out in the bay" used for target practice.
Wide view of Two-Gun Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 26, 2015
3. Wide view of Two-Gun Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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