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Marine Farm National Park

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In an effort to protect shipping at the north entrance of the Crooked Island Passage, the British established a fort on this site in the 18th century. Ruins on the compound include a main house and kitchen, as well as a military compound with historic drawings, cannons [with the king's seal] and other artifacts. They are poignant reminders of the early occupants of this site and that the British once ruled The Islands of The Bahamas.

The fort and extensive plantation ruins on the other side of the Salt Pond cover 4.4 acres. This site is a protected landmark and became a National Park in 2002, managed by the Bahamas National Trust.

Click here to see the park's boundaries.

Recreational Opportunities
  • Bird-watching
  • Exploring
Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

Persons with mobility impairments of those in wheelchairs should be careful moving around on the site; there are bushy and rocky areas.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are permitted in National Parks.

For More Information, Contact:

Bahamas National Trust

The Retreat, Village Road, P.O. Box N-4105, Nassau,
(242) 393-1317 · toll-free (866) 978-4838 · fax (242) 393-4978
Administrator's Office-Crooked Island
General Delivery, Moss Town, CK
(242) 344-2197 · fax (242) 344-2608

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 22.817755000
Longitude: -74.341387000
Elevation: 13 FT (4 M)
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