#DryLandTouristChronicles: Discovering Columbus Park

 I have always driven pass the Columbus Park on my way to Montego Bay but never once have I stopped to explore the Historic Park.

 

My visit to the park was an impromptu one. It was actually because of a food stop at the Jerk centre that I got the chance to see the park up close.

In my usual dry land tourist fashion, while everyone else was lyming at the Jerk Centre, I wandered over to the park for a little mini adventure.

I had no idea that there were so many artifacts in the park because it always seemed so unassuming from the main roadway.

I did a bit of research on the park after my visit and I found some very interesting information.

Columbus Park is an open-air historical and archaeological museum, set on 3 acres of Discovery Bay, overlooking the ocean. The museum features a wide range of artifact which were excavated when the Kaiser Bauxite processing plant was developed. Artifacts include:

  • A section of aqueduct from a sugar estate
  • A water wheel
  • The engine carriage from a train which was used to transport sugar
  • Cannons
  • An Arawak canoe
  • A “tally” (the tool used to count bananas, made famous by the song “come Mr Tally-Man”

Source: http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/destinations/st_ann/discovery-bay.htm

I would definitely recommend a stop here on your next trip from Kingston/Ochi to Montego Bay. It is a small park but there is still alot to see. The view of Discovery Bay is also very nice from there.
A visit to the park will cost you nothing at all & it is the perfect rest stop on a long road trip.

Here are a few shots of the artifacts in the park.

The Aqueduct was the most noticeable artifact from the road way

The Canoe


An interesting fountain among the artifacts

This sign offered an explanation on the significance of Sugar to the colonies

 

The lovely view from the pirate ship’s deck

The lovely view from the pirate ship’s deck

 


 

Of course, yours truly had to take a few shots…

 

 

#DryLandTouristChronicles: Columbus Park, St. Ann

Yours truly had to snap pic

#DryLandTouristChronicles: Columbus Park, St. Ann

I enjoy exploring my country

#DryLandTouristChronicles: Columbus Park, St. Ann


 

I hope  you will stop by Columbus Park & check out what it has to offer.

 

Until next trek….

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