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Chattanooga Cane Mill and Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. Makali Bruton, February 8, 2019
Chattanooga Cane Mill and Marker
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Chattanooga Cane Mill
Chattanooga Cane Mill This type of cane mill fitted with corrugated metal rolls, was first produced in 1897, and is still in production. Cane is passed from front to rear, through one aperture and returned through the other thus receiving two . . . — Map (db m130104) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Clan Campbell Coat of Arms
This stone from Knapdale Estate, St. Ann, shows the coat of arms of the Clan Campbell of Argyll, used by the earliest recorded owner of Knapdale Duncan Campbell (1772-1791) a descendant of the first Duke of Argyll. — Map (db m130138) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Jamaica in 1494
A botanical investigation of 1956 revealed that the enclosed area, undisturbed for centuries because of its inaccessibility and its rocky soil, had preserved the indigenous plant life as it must have appeared in 1494 in which year Christopher . . . — Map (db m105155) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Logwood Scale
Logwood Scale 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 . . . — Map (db m130106) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Planet Locomotive
Planet Locomotive This Planet Locomotive equipped with a horizontally opposed 4 cylinder 2 stroke 20 hp diesel engine was last in operation at Inswood Estate. It was used to haul sugar cane from field to factory and was capable of a maximum . . . — Map (db m130105) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Discovery Bay — Sugar in Jamaica
Sugar Sugar was introduced to the New World by Columbus on his 2nd voyage. In 1493, he took canes from Gomera in the Canaries to Hispaniola. It is recorded that Francisco Garay, Spanish Governor in 1527, built a mill and made good sugar. The . . . — Map (db m129957) HM
Jamaica, Middlesex (Saint Ann), Ocho Rios — Ocho Rios Fort
Ocho Rios Fort The Ocho Rios Fort is one of the oldest buildings in Ocho It was originally built in the 17th century and was strengethned in 1780 when Jamaica was experiencing an attack from French forces. Its unique location allows . . . — Map (db m129718) HM

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