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

Crowell's Battery is located on Hassel Island, so visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There are a good collection of hotels in the district within range of this facility.

Hotels near Crowell's Battery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
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
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
The Crystal Palace B & B 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) N
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N
Hotel 1829 Hotel 1.2 mi. (0.3 km) N

Location and What's Nearby

Crowell's Battery, on the same premises as Hassel Island Historic Park, is located 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.

There is a small collection of nearby open air enterprises to participate in while you and your group are not viewing Crowell's Battery. Visitors who will enjoy trying out their skillfulness at the green, will be able to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Herman E. Moore Golf Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, think about checking out Sprat Bay Beach, which is the closest beach to Crowell's Battery. Additionally, you may come across one or two additional golf and beach choices in the surrounding area. Guests will find themselves close to a small number of additional attractions only a short distance away. One option for activities and fun near Crowell's Battery is Garrison House, and you can find it a short distance away.

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Contact Information

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

Location: Hassel Island

 

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