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Morant Point Lighthouse
Listed as a National Monument, this 100-feet tall lighthouse—located on the island’s easternmost point—dates back to 1841 and is the oldest in Jamaica. Built of cast iron in London, it was erected with the help of African laborers, who were brought to Jamaica after emancipation, as free men. You’ll have to hike your way from the road, and it could be quite a distance due to road conditions and sugar cane fields. Be sure to have a reliable car and driver when heading to this side of the island. But if you’re into lighthouses and feeling adventurous—do exercise caution—you can ascend the steep stairs for a panoramic view of the eastern coastline and the Blue Mountains ahead.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
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