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In 1967, it was named Constitution Park in Commemoration of St. Lucia’s attainment of Statehood.
Did you know in 1781 Admiral Rodney established his naval base and hospital at Pigeon Island? On April 12, 1782, he sailed from Pigeon Island to intercept and defeat the French fleet under Comp de Grasse, to change the pages of history when he averted a major invasion of Jamaica.
There is so much history attached to this forty acre island from pre-Colombian times when the Amerindians had an outpost there to the last “foreign” occupation during the Second World War when the U.S. Navy had a radio station there, that any physical altering of the island would inevitably destroy so much evidence of that history.
Did you know the Soufrière Square has been in existence since 1745 when the town of Soufrière was established?
Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux & Saint Lucia National Trust – 1975