Posted by: danielfee | February 18, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 02-18-2013

Fort Charlotte - Kingstown, St Vincent

Fort Charlotte – Kingstown, St Vincent

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown Harbor

Kingstown and its harbor are overlooked by Fort Charlotte, which is located on Berkshire Hill just west of town.  The fort is named after King George III’s wife Queen Charlotte. It was the major early 19th century fortification on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Saint Vincent is a volcanic island that is part of the Lesser Antilles chain in the Southern Caribbean Sea. The island was disputed between France and the United Kingdom in the 18th century, before being ceded to the British in 1763.   The French captured Saint Vincent in June 1779 during the American War of Independence and then was ceded back to the British again in 1783. The island finally gained its independence on October 27, 1979.

 

 

 

 

 

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