Gunslide (HM1K7G)

Location: , Gros Islet
Country: Saint Lucia

N 14° 5.587', W 60° 57.891'

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Looking down the canyon you can see the deep bay where Admiral Rodney's ships anchored during the years 1778-1782. The ships were able to lie at anchor in the deep water close to the island, and seamen where employed in hauling cannon and heavy equipment up this gunslide.
A line was run up from the top of the mast to the top of the gunslide on land. The cannon were winched up using anchor winches, and large spars served as triposds to help hoist the heavy guns and carriages up to the emplacements.
Heavy guns were brought from Rodey's disabled line-of-battle ship Fame in April, 1780, and the seamen were given double rations of grog to encourage them on the job!
Look for the platform and the wall at the top with cobblestone where the pulley was operated.
HM NumberHM1K7G
Placed BySaint Lucia National Trust
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Date Added Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 719729 N 1558975
Decimal Degrees14.09311667, -60.96485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 5.587', W 60° 57.891'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 5' 35.22" N, 60° 57' 53.46" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Gros Islet , LC
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