Jamaica’s old gun technology - at Fort Montego

by Nikki
(Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica)


Montego Bay, the capital of the parish of St. James, is often dubbed the second city. It is marketed worldwide as the tourist capital of Jamaica and rightly so - tourist can enjoy the sea, sand, sun and alluring reggae music within minutes from any hotel.

Besides its natural beauty, Montego Bay has a rich history which is delicately tucked away among Jamaican nationals.

This history is as vast and varied just as the Europeans who colonized the island.

Nestled in the Montego Craft market located at the beginning of Gloucester Avenue (The locals calls it "Bottom Road", the Foreigners, "The Hip Strip") and to extreme right of Dump Up Beach and Events Park, are relics of the gun technology that were used during British Colonization.

There for all to see and get satiated with is Fort Montego.

Within the confines of her black metal gates and cut stone walls are two cast iron cannons mounted on a cast iron carriage fitted to four wheels.

These were said to be the most powerful guns during 1700’s.

There are several steps to the right of this Fort. These steps are gateway to the Old Fort Craft and Heritage Park.


Within the craft market are vendors peddling their wares as they entertain themselves with a game of dominoes.

And right there is an enthralling wishing well!


It is reputed that if you throw coins there and make wish- grand things are promised to you!

Mind you, the well is bereft of water at the time of my visit.

To the extreme back of the Craft market surrounded by some flora and fauna of the island is Fort Montego’s Armoury.

It is as old as the hills, made predominantly of cut stone except for the entrance which is made from cast iron.


So when next you visit Old Fort Craft and Heritage Park in Montego Bay, be sure to gaze and purchase the beautiful Craft pieces made by Jamaican artists, but also get a fill of what Jamaica’s gun technology was like in the 1700’s.

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