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view-from-the-lighthouseDid you know in Lefort de Latour’s “Description” there is mention of an estate belonging to a certain Augier in the Vieux Fort Quarter?

Actually, there are two properties listed under this name, one of 97 carrés and the other of 47 carrés.  This would be the lands near Vieux Fort named Augier.

On the other hand, Lefort de Latour mentions an estate of 100 carrés in the Grand Cul de Sac district belonging to Messrs. Deglos and Augier.  However, Henry Breen speaks of “Augier’s Plantation” in describing the attack on Morne Fortuné by the British in 1796.  The plantation in question appears to have been somewhere between the Choc Rover and Castries.

Did you know according to the St. Lucia Handbook of 1900, S.S. “Ethelgonda” was stranded on the rocks in the Augier Bay on the S.E. Coast of the Island on June 02, 1897?  This bay took its name from the Augier family that owned land in Vieux Fort in 1787.

1 carré = 3.2 acres

Source: Saint Lucia: The Romance of its Place Names by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1966

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