The Martha Brae Waterwheel was essential in the infrastructure of Falmouth, and gave the ensured easily accessible water for the growing town. The waterwheel would gather water into an aqueduct of sorts that would feed the water into a water tank. The advanced system allowed Falmouth implement an piped water system, the earliest in the New World, and pave the way for running water throughout the entire town.
Today the water wheel has been restored, using original parts when possible. Visitors will be able to gaze at this early engineering work. While running water may not be too remarkable by today's standards, for early Jamaica it was a crucial advancement.
Those wishing to visit Martha Brae Waterwheel may choose to book their trip in Falmouth, as visitors to this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With just a few accommodations around the neighborhood surrounding this historical site, less than average foot traffic can be expected.
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Martha Brae Waterwheel visitors will have access to at least a couple island pastimes like playing a few holes of golf and doing some beach-going not far away. Travelers with an interest in trying out their skillfulness around the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Cinnamon Hill Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Half Moon Beach, which is the closest beach to Martha Brae Waterwheel. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, one or two other equally enjoyable outdoor possibilities exist in the area. Visitors will also find a fair number of other interesting places to get away from the sun within a reasonable distance. Two of the closest extra sites to this landmark are Davidson House and Falmouth Court House, which luckily, are both within walking distance.
Location: Falmouth, Jamaica
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