Burnt Point Fort Bermuda
Burnt Point Fort is one of the several forts located at the Ferry Point in St. George's Bermuda. There is nothing much remaining other than some scramble of ruins. As you stand at the site, you will be able feel the isolated atmosphere of the 17th century when the British gunmen were stationed here.
Built in 1688, Burnt Point Fort was used to protect the western entrance of Ferry Reach, a channel that connects the St. George Harbor
with Castle Harbor
in eastern Bermuda.
The fort was built not only to defend attacks from the enemy ships, it was also used to supervise any illegal sea trading by the locals. In 1740s, Governor Alured Popple mounted five cannons on the fort. It was badly damaged and later repaired by Captain Andrew Durnford in the 1790s.
From the fort site, if you look towards Smith's Parish, you will be able to still see the support structure that was used for Bermuda Railways that was once operational in the island and now fast becoming a fading memory.
How to reach
It's located at the western tip of Ferry Point Park
, St. George. Bus routes #1, 3, 10, 11 (these buses operate between Hamilton and St George). From dockyard you can also reach St George by Orange Route Ferry (which operates in summer).
1) Check out Bermuda Forts
to know about the historic forts in Bermuda.
3) Check out St. George's
to find out other great attractions in the parish.
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