Fort MontegoCannons were used in forts for the defence of harbours. Fort Montego had seventeen (17) cannons mounted in its heyday. Three (3) remain, two (2) dated 1810 and one (1) 1813.These are cast iron cannons manufactured by the Carron and Company Works in Falkirk, Scotland. They are mounted on iron garrison carriages, then state of the art, firing shot weighing 24 pounds, hence known as 'twenty four pounders', taking up to 13 men to fire them.
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|Placed By||Jamaica National Heritage Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18Q E 190983 N 2045602|
|Decimal Degrees||18.47826667, -77.92600000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 18° 28.696', W 77° 55.56'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||18° 28' 41.76" N, 77° 55' 33.6" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Fort St, Montego Bay Saint James Parish , JM|
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