Tower sights in The Bahamas
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The Water Tower behind tiny Fort Fincastle was erected in 1928 to maintain water pressure on the island. It is 126ft (38.5m) tall and provides a marvellous panoramic view of Nassau. You can walk up the narrow, winding staircase - there are 216 steps (or take the elevator).
Sitting atop the ridge south of Fort Montagu is Blackbeard's Tower, a semiderelict cut-stone tower that, according to local lore, was built by Edward Teach - 'Blackbeard' - as a lookout tower. Historians point out that it was actually built in the late 18th century, long after the infamous pirate had been killed. Historical uncertainty aside, it's got a great view.
To reach the tower, you go up an unmarked path next to a green-and-white house called 'Tower Leigh,' south of Fox Hill Rd.