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Fort Charlotte, Lucea  

Fort Charlotte, Lucea Fort Charlotte - On the seafront at Lucea

Fort Charlotte was built in 1746 to protect Jamaica's North West from naval attacks. In 1761 it was given the name "Fort Charlotte" in honour of King George III's marriage to queen Charlotte. The fort is said to be one of the best kept forts in Jamaica and has been visited by many notable figures, including Horatio Nelson and Captain Bligh.

Fort Charlotte was constructed from rectangular cut stone with the capacity to hold 50 men. There were embrasures for 23 guns although it is rumoured the weapons never needed to be fired.

Several features of the Fort are still standing today, look out for: © 2009 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com

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