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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
 

Fort Montego Cannons

 
 
Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 21, 2015
1. Cannons Marker
Inscription.
Cannons were used in forts for the defence of harbours. Fort Montego had seventeen (17) cannons mounted in its heyday. Three (3) remain, two (2) dated 1810 and one (1) 1813.
These are cast iron cannons manufactured by the Carron and Company Works in Falkirk, Scotland. They are mounted on iron garrison carriages, then state of the art, firing shot weighing 24 pounds, hence known as 'twenty four pounders', taking up to 13 men to fire them.
 
Erected by Jamaica National Heritage Trust.
 
Location. 18° 28.696′ N, 77° 55.56′ W. Marker is in Montego Bay, Saint James. Marker can be reached from Fort Street just from Gloucester Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the southern part of the fort grounds.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Montego History (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Montego Armoury (within shouting distance of this marker); Montego Bay History (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, Non-US
 
Cannons Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 21, 2015
2. Cannons Marker
Fort Montego is currently under restoration as of December, 2015.
One of the three remaining cannons at Fort Montego image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 21, 2015
3. One of the three remaining cannons at Fort Montego
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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