Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 140

Fort Hamilton Bermuda’s Forts With Bermuda’s close proximity to the United States’ east coast and being a British Overseas Territory, England was able to make use of this island’s strategic location to its advantage. Bermuda was an important naval base, and served the British ships well during the American Civil War. The remains of many forts still dot the Bermudian landscape. Some have been restored to a certain extent, while others lie in ruins. Fort Scaur Photo Credit: Morrison Lindsay Alexandra Battery Fort St. Catherine Fort St. Catherine is home to an impressive display of antique weaponry which includes swords, muskets and pistols from an active war-time era. Originally built in 1614 this fort, the largest on the island, underwent several renovations in the 19th century. As you look at its ramparts, you will be able to appreciate how intimidating a presence it once posed to approaching enemies. Whale Bay Fort