Overlooking the rugged Atlantic Coast in the hills of Barbados is the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, the largest existing windmill in Barbados. This historical monument is this week’s featured travel photo.
Built in 1727, the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill ceased grinding cane commercially in 1947 and was donated to The Barbados National Trust, an organization responsible for preserving the history, natural beauty and cultural heritage of this small island. The restoration of this antiquated windmill was completed in 1999 and it is now open to the public as a museum.
Morgan Lewis Mill is an historical remnant of Barbados’s once prominent sugar cane industry and its colonial legacy. There are some wonderful photo opportunities in this rural part of Barbados and a stop at this windmill is highly recommended.
Known primary for its magnificent beaches and gleaming resorts, I’m sure that most people do not associate Barbados with windmills, but here is an astounding fact - Behind Holland, this small Island Nation of only 166 square miles has the 2nd most windmills of any country in the world. SHOCKING!