Fort King George, Tobago

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Title: Fort King George, Tobago
Author: Khan, Farouk
Abstract: This picturesque photograph of Fort King George, Tobago displays its well manicured grounds – large trees, palms, flowering plants, sculptured shrubs and a beautiful lawn. Two cannons are pointing in opposite directions and someone is looking out to the sea, at top left of the photograph. Fort King George is at the top a hill about 400 feet above Scarborough - the capital of Tobago, Rockley Bay and the harbour. It was built by the British as a strategic vantage point in the 1770s and was named in honour of King George III who reigned over Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820. The French took the fort and renamed it Fort Castries and occupied it from 1781-1793 but the British recaptured it. The fort was abandoned in 1854. It is one of the Tobago's top historical attractions.
Description: Colour: Coloured; Style: Landscape; Other: Unbordered, Divided
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6324
Date: 2010-03-12


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