How Much Do You Know about Catherine’s Peak?

Catherine’s Peak in the Blue Mountains is the highest point in St. Andrew. It is named after Catherine Long, the wife of Sir Henry Moore, the Governor of Jamaica who was also at one time Governor of New York. She was the sister of Jamaican historian Edward Long. She is thought to have been the first white woman to climb the 5,050-foot-high peak. It is believed she made the ascent in 1760. Catherine Long Moore traveled to America with her husband when he received the appointment as Governor of New York. After his death in 1769, Catherine traveled to England and took as her second husband Captain Richard Vincent.


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