Another small but affluent suburb along the Atlantic seaboard, Mouille Point otherwise known as the “Platinum Mile” amongst the locals, has much history to it.. amongst which I will name only a few points for pondering..
Recently the Green Point Urban Park and Buidiversity garden was created just behind Mouille Point open for everyone to enjoy! Green Point Common accompanies this wonderful new addition to the area just before our Icon of a Stadium next door!
The name Mouille is French for Anchoring Ground. Sadly early 17th century ships found themselves often prey to the serious winter storms sweeping them ashore.. It was decided by the governor at the time that a breakwater shall be built. This was never completed and in 1781 the French arrived and built a Battery near the unfinished Mouille naming it Mouille Point Battery!
The Mouille Point Lighthouse was located here but since the July 1966 Storm that crippled a cargo ship called the seafarer, a new lighthouse was erected. As tradition would have it, a new lighthouse cannot be reused and therefore Green Point Lighthouse was born!