Pigeon Island is a 180,000 m2 (44-acre) islet situated in Gros Islet in the northern Saint Lucia region. Once isolated in the Caribbean Sea from the country, Pigeon was artificially joined to mainland's western coast in 1972 by a causeway built from dirt excavated to form Rodney Bay Marina. Made up of two peaks Pigeon Island is a historic site with a wealth of forts, including British fort (18th-century) and Fort Rodney, used by the British who spied on French Ships from Martinique. In 1979 Pigeon was named a national park. In 1992 it became national landmark under control of Saint Lucia National Trust. Currently, Pigeon Island is home and major venue of Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.
The original inhabitants of the island, Arawak people, were driven out by Caribs about 1000 A.D. The Caribs occupied caves along the shore and hunted for shellfish, fish, birds and small animals. During the 16th century, Francois le Clerc, a French pirate, used Pigeon as his base. He put up an agreement with Caribs, so that they wouldn't attack his ship.
Admiral George Rodney took over the island in 1778, expelled natives, and built a fort on one of the two peaks, known as Fort Rodney. He ordered all trees on Pigeon to be cut down in order to establish clear viewpoints. From the other peak, Signal Hill, the admiral was able to observe the naval base of France on Martinique. Over the next years, the British built a few other structures, including a pair of barracks, mess hall, and lime kiln. In 1782, Rodney sailed from Pigeon to confront the French fleet, and defeated it in the Battle of Saints.
Pigeon Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Pigeon Island dock (anchor) at Rodney Bay - port town on the northwestern coast.
The Pigeon Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, St Lucia.
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Port Pigeon Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, St Lucia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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