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25 Jun 2018
“HIstoric site”
11 Jun 2018
“Victorian screw dock ”
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Screw docks are a site where boats came into Bridgetown back in the day. Named because the screws would move dock up and down so boat maintenance could be done, etc. Free to walk by and check out but this was a part of our...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Screw dock was built in Victorian times and is the only one of its kind. It really needs some care and attention to breath new life into it. There is a bar close by.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were lucky enough to visit the screw dock from inside while on the boat with G Fish. It was built in completed in 1893 and is the only surviving Screw Dock left in the world. It is simply amazing to see the engineering that...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I did not go, but my 12 year old daughter did. She said is was exciting and interesting. It is the only one left in the Caribbean.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is a sacred place. The Screw Dock is the only one left now in the world and it's right there for you to explore. You are able to easily see how the mechanics worked and even the kids were fascinated. An historic, special feature...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MenorcaMin
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Construction started on this unique piece of Victorian engineering in 1889 and the dock was completed in 1893.It was capable of lifting ships upto 1,200 tons and continued operating until the 1970's. Although the dock is now in a state of disrepair it is easy...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Grahamthetraveller
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Wondering along the harbour, past all the tourist traps, my wife and I stumbled upon this unique dry dock. When operational, two massive rotating shafts lifted ships out of the water using lines of rack and pinions raising mighty beams. Though long since disused, you...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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