Martha Brae Waterwheel

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.

Staying Close

Falmouth is a good option for those wishing to visit Martha Brae Waterwheel, since those staying in this area of Jamaica will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. With only a small number of accommodations in the community surrounding Martha Brae Waterwheel, only moderate foot traffic might be anticipated.

Hotels near Martha Brae Waterwheel
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fisherman's Inn Hotel -- --
Franklyn D. Resort Resort -- --
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites Guest house -- --
Royalton White Sands Resort -- --

Location and What's Nearby

You can find a fairly sizable set of culinary options to consider in the area near Martha Brae Waterwheel. The most frequented nearby restaurant is Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill, which serves Jamaican food. Also close-by, you'll encounter restaurants such as Boardwalk Cafe and Down South Restaurant where you will be able to test out Caribbean fare and experience the Jamaica culture.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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