Bog Walk

Bog Walk is a town in the parish of Saint Catherine, Jamaica.

Bog Walk
Bog Walk
Coordinates: 18.10205°N 77.00541°W / 18.10205; -77.00541
CountryJamaica
ParishSt Catherine
Population
  Estimate 
(2009)
13,889

In 1898 work started on hydroelectric power plant on river Rio Cobre near Bog Walk. The plant (1,500 H.P.) was completed next year and used to power Kingston's tramway system (until then the cars were hauled by pair of mules).[2] In the June 1904 accident, 33 workers died when cleaning the huge water pipe feeding the power station.[3] The plant, one of the earliest in the Western hemisphere, was closed in August 1966.

References

  1. Bog Walk, World Gazetteer
  2. Hudson, Brian (2003). Waterfalls of Jamaica: Sublime and Beautiful Objects. University of West Indies Press. pp. 55, 59. ISBN 9766401020.
  3. "Bog Walk Tube". Archived from the original on 19 December 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)


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