Bog Walk

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Bog Walk
Town
Bog Walk is located in Jamaica
Bog Walk
Bog Walk
Coordinates: 18°06′07″N 77°00′19″W / 18.10205°N 77.00541°W / 18.10205; -77.00541Coordinates: 18°06′07″N 77°00′19″W / 18.10205°N 77.00541°W / 18.10205; -77.00541
Country Jamaica
Parish St Catherine
Population [1]
 • Estimate (2009) 13,889

Bog Walk is a town in the parish of Saint Catherine, Jamaica.

In 1898 work started on hydroelectric power plant on river Rio Cobre near Bog Walk. The plant (1,500 H.P.) was completed next year and used to power Kingston's tramway system (until then the cars were hauled by pair of mules). [2] In June 1904 accident 33 workers died when cleaning huge water pipe feeding the power station. [3] The plant, one of the earliest in the Western hemisphere, was closed in August 1966.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bog Walk, World Gazetteer
  2. ^ Hudson, Brian (2003). Waterfalls of Jamaica: Sublime and Beautiful Objects. University of West Indies Press. p. 55, 59. ISBN 9766401020. 
  3. ^ "Bog Walk Tube". Retrieved 2013-03-22.