INTERESTING PLACES

Pedro Bank

Pedro Bank is a large bank of sand and coral underwater heritage site which has shipwrecks, sunken vessels and other objects of archaeological interest located above or below the surface of the land or floor of the sea.  Other than an abundant supply of birds and fish, Pedro Bank offered only hostility to early explorers and settlers alike. From surveys and excavations done on the Pedro Bank, it appears that among all nations, the Spanish may have suffered the largest losses in terms of people, ships and cargo valve. For example, the records show that in 1512, 1602, 1605, 1691, 1730 and 1755, Spanish vessels were lost on the Pedro Bank. Archival records describe in detail the shipwreck of 1691.

 

On the night of June 2, 1691 four merchant ships from the Spanish Armada y Festa de Tierra Firme (South American Fleet) returning to Spain via Havana (Cuba) from Cartagena (Colombia) sailing in poor weather suddenly ran aground on "Baja de la Vibora" a large and treacherous shoal area now known as Pedro.  Read more about Pedro Bank at the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.


If you are the more exploring type visit this off the beaten for scuba diving and other activities path get in touch with 
Yardie Conserve.

Nature Conservancy

Invercauld Great House

Built by Patrick Leyden for M. C. Farquharson in 1894, Invercauld’s architectural form is closely related to its next door neighbour, Magdala. The two storey residence is constructed of timber throughout, set on a random stone plinth. Structural arrangement is essential logical and uncomplicated, a characteristic of Georgian architecture. The particular external quality of the building is the result of an emphasis given to the roof gables, bay windows and intricately patterned fretwork and valencing.

 

Apart from a few minor modifications, the house remains in its original form and layout. In the 1950s, the original shingled roof was changed for corrugated metal sheeting.
Please ask your tour driver of your accommodation
help desk for more information

Accompong

This village located in St. Elizabeth is named after its founder Accompong, brother of Quao, Cuffy, Cudjoe, and Nanny, the leader and founder of Nanny Town. They were well trained warriors from the Ashanti area of West Africa.

 

The town was founded in 1739 when land was given to the Maroons as part of a Peace Treaty with the British. Traditional ceremonies are held here on 6th January annually to commemorate the signing of the Peace Treaty and the establishment of the town. The Maroons were the first group of blacks to fight for and gain their freedom.
For more information visit Acccompong Town

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