This view, taken from the western side of the entrance to Havana harbor, shows Morro Castle is on the left. In 1762, Col. William Howe established an artillery battery at this location, near the town of Chorera, in order to cut the enemy’s communication to the west and protect the British supply of water coming from that direction. Neither Howe’s guns nor those of the British fleet were close enough to Havana to bombard the city effectively, and it came through the siege with very little damage.