Friday, January 17, 2014

Fort Fincastle and Nassau Water Tower

Fort Fincastle is a 126-foot tall fort that offers a spectacular view of the local panorama and the marvelous view of the ocean. The fort was built in 1793 on Bennett's Hill and gain it's name by Lord Dunmore second noble title.  It is located on the top of Queen's Staircase.

It has a special shape of a paddle-steamer and a rather strong construction. Also there are a set of the cannons that were guarding the harbor. 

The fire power includes 32, 24 and 12 pounder cannons in pairs and one howitzer. It is a short barrel cannon. Until 1817 Fincastle served as a lighthouse too. Fort is rather small and the streets are too narrow and usually crowded with the eager tourists.

Nassau Water Tower is just across the lane from Fort Fincastle.  This is the highest point of the island.

The water tower is the 126 feet tall tower and the highest point of the Nassau. Top view provides a spectacular once-to-see sight seeing of the place. Place has a fabulous nature, sunsets and vivid impressions but still their back story need some investment to brighten up. 

From the top you can see the Queens Staircase and Fort Fincastle. Souvenirs are cheap, people approachable and friendly ,and everything seems to be tuned and domesticated. The tower is impressive by itself, built in 1928 with the narrow 216 step staircase, it is built to maintain a water supply pressure to the entire island.


  1. It's always a great experience visiting a historic places.

    1. I love to learn history of the places I visit.