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GUNTHORPES SUGAR FACTORY


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Overview

Gunthorpes Sugar Factory is a ruin of the main sugar factory on the island. The factory was in full use in the 1890's producing cane sugar and molasses (for making rum). The factory used large horizontal steam engines for cutting sugar cane as well as pumping the water into the boilers and driving the conveyer belt systems.

The factory now stands rusted and derelict, but is a standing reminder that the main industry of Antigua used to be sugar.


Location

Gunthorpes Sugar Factory is about 10 minutes away from the capital St Johns and next to the BBC radio range (the aerial masts are easy to spot).

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