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Day 296 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – See Some History at Old Harbor Bay

Old Harbor Bay
Written by Staff Writer

Renamed Old Harbor Bay by the British, the former Spanish shipbuilding town was called Puerto de Esquivella. While a shipbuilding site, it is actually located some distance from the coast. The town has prospered due to its proximity to the Bay, however, which is famous for its wide fishing beach and busy seaport. In the 1950s, part of the town was renamed again as Port Esquivel by Alumina Jamaica Ltd., which continues to provide significant earnings from bauxite mining to the town. Time has essentially stopped in the town’s Old Harbor Square, which dates back to the 17th century. Its iron clock tower has been carefully preserved.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Neko Kelly


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