Palisadoes

National Heroes Park St. William Grant Northern Caribbean University

A view of Kingston Harbour from Palisadoes
Designations
Official namePalisadoes - Port Royal
Designated22 April 2005
Reference no.1454[1]

Palisadoes (word apparently of Portuguese origin) is the thin tombolo of sand that serves as a natural protection for Kingston Harbour, Jamaica. Norman Manley International Airport and the historic town of Port Royal are both on Palisadoes.

The privateer Captain Morgan was buried in Palisadoes cemetery, which sank beneath the sea after the 1692 earthquake.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Palisadoes - Port Royal". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ Jamaica Gleaner: Pieces of the Past: Henry Morgan, the Pirate King Archived 2008-09-17 at the Wayback Machine