Sunday, January 27, 2013

Seafaring Sunday: Old Fort Nassau

January 27, 1776: Continental navy forces invade the city of Nassau, New Providence, to retrieve ammunition stored at Old Fort Nassau. Though the Americans are successful in capturing the fort and raising their flag over it, they find nothing but 100 guns. The British had already moved the ammunition and a good deal of black powder to Boston. All the same, the Governor of New Providence was taken hostage; a small but not unincidental blow to British sovereignty in the Caribbean.

Header: Fort Charlotte, Nassau, the Bahamas via The Bahamas website


Timmy! said...

And a small step on the road to freedom for America.

Pauline said...

Too bad we couldn't hold on to the Bahamas, though. We could retire there :)