Fort George and the Belize Harbour in early 1800's
Looking at Southern Foreshore from Fort George Island in the early 1800's when Fort George was really a fort, cannons and all. No Church in the early 1800's. Either a back-drop for the painting or a Fire Bell. (lol) There appears to be quite a lot of artistic license in this painting, For one thing the 4-arch bridge looks far too substantial for the time - more like a stone bridge!
1803 June 30th - Erection of Fort George, a small fort on an island off the river mouth of the Belize Harbour.
Source: Honduras Almanack 1829
The area between this island and the mainland was eventually filled.
The Haulover Creek is a coastal stream that runs through the center of Belize City and discharges into the Caribbean Sea. It is known for being the inlet of the Belize Harbour.
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