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Day 54 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – Explore the Lighthouse at Morant Point

Morant Point Lighthouse Jamaica
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The red and white lighthouse located here is 100 feet tall and 15 feet wide. The cast-iron tower was constructed in 1841 by West Africans from Sierra Leone and is the oldest lighthouse in Jamaica. Its location at the farthest reach of the island’s eastern coast means that it is the first point of impact for hurricanes. The area around the lighthouse retains the heritage and customs of the lighthouse builders, showing their influences in language and religious observances. A balcony at the top of the lighthouse provides excellent views of the cane fields, the Blue Mountains, the coastline of St. Thomas, and the vast Caribbean Sea.

In case you missed any of the past “365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica“, here they are all together.

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: If Walls Could Talk Jamaica

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