Canon at Fort Charles, Nevis, West IndiesYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The site of Fort Charles was first utilized as a defensive position in the 1620s when English settlers unsuccessfully attempted to repel an attack by the Spanish. Over the following years English settlers returned and quickly developed an economically successful colony. By the late 1600s Nevis ranked among the wealthiest of British colonies. Fort Charles remained in use until the 1890s, finishing its life as a customs fort and port and entry. It remains one of the earliest and longest-lived British forts constructed in the Caribbean.
This and several other canon are not originally from the site, but were relocated in the 1980s by the British Navy on a goodwill tour of the Caribbean following the Falklands War. Locals tell us these canon were airlifted by helicopter from the other side of Nevis.
This model was created using Agisoft Metashape, with postprocessing in Blender. You can learn more about the associated project at the Fort Charles Archaeological Project website.