Old Cannon at Marine Farms National Park, Crooked Island, The Bahamas

In an effort to protect shipping at the north entrance of the Crooked Island Passage, the British established a fort on the site of 4.4 acre Marine Farm in the 18th century. Ruins on the former plantation compound include a main house and kitchen, as well as a military compound with historic drawings, cannons [with the king's seal] and other artifacts. They are poignant reminders of the early occupants of this site and that the British once ruled The Islands of The Bahamas. The site became a national park in 2002 and is under the protection of the Bahamas National Trust.

West Coast
Landrail Point, Crooked Island
Contact Information:
Administrator's Office
(242) 344-2197
(242) 344-2608