Montpelier Sugar Factory
The Montpelier Sugar Factory produced unrefined dark brown sugar – a sure indicator that not only was Antigua and Barbuda a sugar haven but also slaves were definitely brought onto the island to work in the sugar plantations. The sugar factory came into fruition in 1890 and produced sugar named Muscovado.
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In 1945, the factory was taken over by the Antiguan Distillery Ltd so that molasses could be produced.
The sugar factory which went defunct in 1954 because of labor problems; it was situated in Saint Phillips – the island’s most inner parish.
Nonetheless, the ruins of the factory are still frequented by curious tourists, as explained in the International Stationary Steam Engine Society Bulletin.