Friday, October 23, 2015

Eastern or Ragged Point Lighthouse, Barbados

Ragged Point is located in the parish of St Philip on Barbados and the lighthouse marks the most eastern point on the island.
Built in 1875 (too late for my Barbadian Gadsden ancestors to have known it), the lighthouse is 97 feet tall and is still in operation - one flash in 15 seconds. It is closed to the public, for safety reasons. Its massive structure looks across the beautiful but dangerous and choppy Atlantic Ocean.  Speedy currents make swimming better avoided.
Ragged Point has various coves and bays, and stretches for almost the entire east coast of the island, with breathtaking scenery.

Photo: E Dixon-Smith

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