Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle
Bennett’s Hill
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas
submitted by “Road Runner” (Bill)

Bill says:
Fort Fincastle, located on Bennett’s Hill – just a few minutes’ walk from downtown, is a small and interesting fort. What really stands out is how this fort is shaped: like a paddle-wheel steamer. It was built by Lord Dunmore in 1793 – and at the time he dedicated it… to himself. In fact, Fincastle was his second title – Viscount Fincastle.

Like Fort Charlotte, this fort proved useless in terms of preventing possible attacks; basically because Nassau was never attacked. Therefore it was used for a long time as a lighthouse and then as a signal tower.

wendyvee says:
Oh, Bill … what fabulous photos. I’m totally jealous of your trip! 🙂

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