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Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas

Few people left more historical fingerprints on Nassau than John Murray, better known as Lord Dunmore. He was the British governor of Virginia when he offered male slaves their freedom in exchange for fighting in the Revolutionary War. A few years after the British defeat, he became Bahama’s governor from 1787 until 1796. Fort Fincastle, named in honor of his title Viscount Fincastle, is one of two fortresses he commissioned in Nassau during the late 18th century. The limestone exterior has a unique, ship-prow appearance similar to a paddle wheel boat. Inside are replicas of cannons pointing towards the harbor.

Fort Fincastle in Nassau, Bahamas

Greenwich St & Prison Lane Nassau, The Bahamas


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