18th century quadrant wharf on the main road in Discovery Bay

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Title

18th century quadrant wharf on the main road in Discovery Bay

Description

"This 18th century quadrant wharf on the main road in Discovery Bay, has been preserved and maintained by Kaiser Bauxite as an historical landmark. A plaque at the entrance reads: "In 1977 a fort was equipped with cannons as a defence against possible French invasion during the American War of Independence. During the Spanish American War guns were shipped from here to Cuba."

Subject

Discovery Bay (St. Ann, Jamaica); St. Ann (Jamaica); Wharves - Jamaica; Historic sites - Jamaica

Creator

Daily News

Date

Sep-1978

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Daily News Collection - Buildings, Ja.

Identifier

D0011057
Acc. no.: 22672

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Format

JPEG

Type

Photograph

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Citation

Daily News, “18th century quadrant wharf on the main road in Discovery Bay,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed February 20, 2024, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/10144.