Loading Sugar at Willoughby Bay

This is a picture of Willoughby Bay from the early 19th Century that shows barrels of sugar being loaded onto large wooden barrels which were referred to as hogsheads. There were no wharves or quays on the island so boats were rowed to the shore where hogsheads could be rolled onto them with the aid of ramps. You can also see the storehouse where the hogsheads would await their ships to carry them back to Europe.

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