Did you know according to a military map of Castries, in 1846 there was a lime kiln (Fou a Chaux) located on the shores of the area known today by that French name? The exact site would have been in the vicinity of Berth Number 3 or opposite the old city’s dump at the river’s mouth.
Did you know on July 17, 1901, the military began the construction of an inclined railway system? It became operational in 1905 when Castries was abandoned by the English as a military and naval base.
Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert j. Devaux & St. Lucia National Trust No.1 – 1975.
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