THE SUGAR MILL
A hidden gem to the northern end of the golf course, exploring this little-known abandoned sugar mill from 1775, becomes a great opportunity for the kids to learn about the history of the Property from its roots as a Sugar Plantation.
Sugar plantations in the Caribbean were a major part of the economy of the islands in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Most Caribbean islands were covered with sugar cane fields and mills for refining the crop. The main source of labor, until the abolition of chattel slavery, was enslaved Africans. After the abolition of slavery, indentured laborers from India, China, Portugal, and other places were brought to the Caribbean to work in the sugar industry. These plantations produced 80 to 90 percent of the sugar consumed in Western Europe, later supplanted by European-grown sugar beet.
Owners Note: Due to the effects of time – the stairs to the mill have been closed, but it's still a great picture opportunity with the cannons in the foreground.