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Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle is a fort located in the city of Nassau on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas.

History

The fort was built in 1793 by Lord Dunmore atop Bennet's Hill overlooking the city.

In a letter to the Secretary of State of February 17, 1794, he describes it as "a battery upon a hill in this island to the Eastwards of the Government House mounting two 24 pounders, two 32 pounder Carronades, two 12 pounders, and one Howitzer, which not only covers the Battery in Hog Island (Paradise Island) but all the Town and Road to the Eastward where the enemy might probably have effected a landing." [1]

References

  1. ^ "Fort Fincastle". http://www.bahamasgo.com/treasures/fortfincastle.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-11.  

Coordinates: 25°4′25″N 77°20′19″W / 25.07361°N 77.33861°W / 25.07361; -77.33861


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