Crowell's Battery

Part of the British build-up of Hassel Island, this position was not abandoned until the 1960s when it was used to signal the harbour master that ships were arriving. Today, it has no purpose save historical interest, and is slowly crumbling.

Exhibits

You should be careful when exploring this area. There will be sharp metal, tall grass and bushes, and plenty of animals and insects calling the battery home. In addition, while the battery was built strong, time has weakened it, and climbing through it can be dangerous.

Staying Close

Hassel Island is a good option for those wishing to visit Crowell's Battery, because those staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. If you'd like to find a place near this historical site, you'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

Hotels near Crowell's Battery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Olga's Fancy Guest house 0.9 mi. (1.4 km) NW
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Resort 1.0 mi. (2.5 km) ESE
Bluebeards Castle Resort 1.1 mi. (0.4 km) NNE
Miller Manor Hotel 1.1 mi. (1.0 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) N
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Crowell's Battery, situated within Hassel Island Historic Park, is found on Hassel Island; it is 1.1 miles to the south of Charlotte Amalie.

You will need to cross the Charlotte Amalie Harbour to reach Hassel Island, and the only was to do this are through private boats, kayaks and charters. Once on the island, you will need to head to the far South, where you will find the battery.

Those visiting Crowell's Battery will be able to enjoy at least a couple recreational opportunities like hitting a few rounds of golf and enjoying water sports without having to look very hard. Historic site visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf should consider going to the closest course, Herman E. Moore Golf Course. Long moments can also be enjoyed at Sprat Bay Beach, the closest beach. Plus, you might find a few more golf and beach opportunities in the region. If you'd like to remain indoors, there are also several other attractions within a short distance. Not far away is Garrison House, one of the few extra interesting spots located this close to the historic site.

Information

Contact Information

Location: Hassel Island

Website: http://hasselisland.org/index.php?page=cowell-s-battery-signal-station

 

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