Prince Rupert's Garrison

Prince Rupert's Garrison (HM1S35)

Location: , Saint John Parish
Country: Dominica

N 15° 35.043', W 61° 28.333'

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The Cabrits headland was recognized by the British in the 18th century as a strategic site for a garrison to protect ships anchored in Price Rupert's Bay to collect fresh water and provisions, and for a defence stronghold between French colonies of Guadeloupe and Martinique.Starting with a small military post in 1771, by 1815 the garrison stretched over a 200-acre (80-hectare) site and included barracks and officers' quarters to house some 600 men.The most active periods here were during the American War of Independence, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.With Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815, and the later decline in the sugar colonies, there was no need for defence posts in the Caribbean.By 1854 the fortress was abandoned, leaving the forest to recapture its domain.Site map and trail keyWhen does the Tree Lizard or Zanndoll extend the fold of skin on its throat into a fan? · When it wants to keep cool · When defending its territory · During courtshipThe Hermit or Soldier Crab occupies any suitable sea shell. As it grows, it discards the "rented" shell and finds a larger one until that one gets too small! And yes, they do sometimes use bottle caps!Look for the Silk Cotton Tree with its flying buttresses and arm-like branches.
HM NumberHM1S35
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Date Added Friday, May 6th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 663810 N 1723513
Decimal Degrees15.58405000, -61.47221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 35.043', W 61° 28.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 35' 2.58" N, 61° 28' 19.98" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Saint John Parish , DM
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