Saint Patrick Parish, Grenada
Paroisse de Saint Patrick
St Patrick parish sign
|Nickname(s): The Agriculture Parish
The Historical Parish
|• Total||17 sq mi (44 km2)|
|• Density||660/sq mi (253/km2)|
|ISO 3166 code||GD-06|
Saint Patrick is one of the parishes of Grenada, covering the north of the country. A spectacular coastline with several fine bays faces several small islands to the north. Its most famous beach is Bathway. The principal town in St. Patrick is Sauteurs. One of the most famous landmarks in the town is the Leapers' Hill, where the story has it that Chief Kairouane and other 40 indigenous Caribs jumped over the cliff and into the sea to escape colonization by the French. Several volcanic cones and craters are located within the parish, such as the Punchbowl and Lake Antoine.
In the 18th and the 19th Centuries Irvin's Bay was a working harbour for shipping sugar and other produce grown from nearby estates and the Bay House were shipped to England and France. On Wednesday, 1 May 1867, the Maidstone sailing ship were[clarification needed] carrying 289 Calcutta Indians to Irvin's Bay for labour shortage on Grenada estates.
- Newton, Melanie J. (2014). ""The Race Leapt at Sauteurs": genocide, narrative, and indigenous exile from the Caribbean archipelago". Caribbean Quarterly 60 (2): 5.
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