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A View From The Six Gun Battery At The Entrance Into Carenage Bay In The Island Of St Lucia

A View From The Six Gun Battery At The Entrance Into Carenage Bay In The Island Of St Lucia

Artist: Forrest, Charles

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1786

Shelfmark: Maps K.Top 123

Item number: 106.a

Length: 31

Width: 51.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

A view from the La Toc battery which was built to defend Carenage Bay on St. Lucia. Many fortifications were built on St Lucia during the 17th and 18th centuries as it continued to be fought over by the French and British. The La Toc battery had reinforced walls, mounted cannons, underground bunkers, tunnels, storage rooms and an extensive drainage system. There were often hurricanes in the area between June and November and in the background of this picture a storm can be seen over the harbour.

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