Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica



Savanna-la-Mar (commonly known as Sav-la-Mar, or simply Sav) is the chief town and capital of Westmoreland parish, Jamaica.
It is a coastal town and contains a fort, constructed in the 18th century for defence against pirates.
In 1780, the town was completely destroyed by a powerful hurricane, now known to history as Savanna-la-Mar hurricane.
Savanna-la-Mar is mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "Sara".

"Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night,"
"Drinkin' white rum in a Portugal bar,"
"Them playin' leapfrog and hearin' about Snow White,"
"You in the marketplace in Savanna-la-Mar"

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