The old arsenal…

Posted: October 28, 2010 in medical
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In 1740, a French Naval arsenal was built in Turtle bay, as well as a flour mill, iron foundry and gunpowder room. All the buildings were built utilizing volcanic rock.

8 May 1747, Admiral Boscawen with a fleet of 23 British ships, attemted to take over Mauritius, but was unsuccessful after the French fired a barrage of cannon fire at them.

28 September 1748, a huge explosion ripped through the gunpowder room, destroying majority of buildings in the vicinity. To this day, the locals believe that British spies were responsible.

we had a function on the Wednesday night at the ruins, which was lit up with beautiful lights.

  1. Those blue lights are very pretty!

  2. Interesting !!! Another place to see when we go again 🙂 !!

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