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Fort Fincastle - Nassau, Bahamas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 25° 04.416 W 077° 20.314
18R E 264114 N 2775138
Quick Description: Fort Fincastle is located at the top of the Queen's Staircase on Bennett's Hill in Nassau, Bahamas.
Location: Bahamas
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 11:05:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMKFRH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 4

Long Description:

A wooden framed sign near the entrance to the fort recounts the history of the fort. it is inscribed:

{Silhouette of a Cannon}
Fort Fincastle
c. 1793


Fort Fincastle

One of a series of fortifications built during the late
1600s and 1700s, this sturdy fort helped to
protect the island of New Providence and Nassau
harbour. Fort Montague to the east and Fort
Charlotte to the west also remain standing, as do a
series of small batteries across the island.

Completed in 1793, Fort Fincastle stood
watch over the town of Nassau and its harbour to the
east, serving primarily as a lookout post. Though
originally armed with seven cannons, this small fort
was never tested in battle.

A second plaque attached to a limestone block near the ground is inscribed:



{Seal of the Bahamas}Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore, a
Royal Governor (1787 - 1796), whose second title was Viscount Fincastle.
The fort, shaped like an old paddle wheel steamer, was built to protect
the city from invasion but saw little action. it served as a
lighthouse until 1818 and was subsequently used as a signal tower.

The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1793

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Bahamas

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: No it wasn't

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: For protecting a travel or shipping route

Current condition: Nicely preserved

This site is administered by ----: Government of the Bahamas

If admission is charged -: 1.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Restricted hours -Admission charged

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: [Web Link]

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