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PJ
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Stumbled across this Screw Dock whilst looking for a bar/ loo. I'd never even heard of a Screw Dock.
What a fantastic piece of engineering history. A local guy named Don saw my interest and walked me around the dock giving me all the details on its history. He knew EVERYTHING .
There are plenty of information boards around the dock also.
Bar was just opening as we arrived do got a cold Bank's and a loo stop too.!
This really is a hidden gem. I'm told there are plans to spend money on the site to upgrade it as a historic museum.
Written March 19, 2023
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trouble1964
Mississippi120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Be sure and ask someone for the history behind the dock and how rare it is. See if you can spot the sunken boat in the channel.
Written December 23, 2019
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Grahamthetraveller
London, UK481 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
Construction started on this unique piece of Victorian engineering in 1889 and the dock was completed in 1893.It was capable of lifting ships upto 1,200 tons and continued operating until the 1970's. Although the dock is now in a state of disrepair it is easy to appreciate the Victorian ingenuity which went into this engineering feat. There is an interesting gallery / museum housed there. Blackwood's bar which is adjacent offers suitable beverages on a hot Barbadian day. Well worth seeing.
Written March 2, 2016
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_bajanrose_9
Bridgetown, Barbados62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
I did not go, but my 12 year old daughter did. She said is was exciting and interesting. It is the only one left in the Caribbean.
Written June 2, 2016
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mollysdadjohn
Barrow-in-Furness, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The place was totally abandoned. A couple of locals sitting nearby told us to push the gate open and just go in. We did this and looked around at our leisure, shutting the gate on leaving. Unfortunately this is another example of Barbados not investing in its history. Run down and deteriorating seems to be the way things go here.
Written September 30, 2019
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rmagrino
Dayton4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great relaxed bar on the water. Ramon runs this heritage site and has done an amazing job restoring the place. Drink a Banks beer and enjoy. We stumbled onto this place — a hidden gem!
Written March 13, 2019
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lisa b
Meadows of Dan, VA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
Screw docks are a site where boats came into Bridgetown back in the day. Named because the screws would move dock up and down so boat maintenance could be done, etc. Free to walk by and check out but this was a part of our walking tour of Bridgetown so we got tons of info as we toured!
Written June 25, 2018
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rayrest
Fenton, UK7,859 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Screw dock was built in Victorian times and is the only one of its kind. It really needs some care and attention to breath new life into it. There is a bar close by.
Written June 11, 2018
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Heather C
New York City, NY97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
We were lucky enough to visit the screw dock from inside while on the boat with G Fish. It was built in completed in 1893 and is the only surviving Screw Dock left in the world. It is simply amazing to see the engineering that was put in place at this time period in order to lift these ships out of the water. Given it's age, it is in great disrepair and hopefully the island will revive and keeping this amazing treasure of a time long passed!
Written July 5, 2016
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MenorcaMin
Buckingham, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
This is a sacred place. The Screw Dock is the only one left now in the world and it's right there for you to explore. You are able to easily see how the mechanics worked and even the kids were fascinated. An historic, special feature to Bridgetown!
Written April 15, 2016
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