Fort Shirley

Fort Shirley (HM1S3A)

Location: , Saint John Parish
Country: Dominica

N 15° 35.013', W 61° 28.393'

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Fort Shirley was positioned between the two hills with a direct line of site (sic, sight) to all parts of the garrison and guarding directly over Prince Rupert's Bay and the dock. The land side of the fort was protected by batteries in other parts of the garrison.The fort and all the garrison buildings were built by slaves rented from the plantations, white artisans, soldiers and engineers. They felled trees, cut and shaped stone, carried boulders, hauled cannons, and kept the site clear throughout the garrison's active life. Volcanic stone from the hillsides was used, as well as stone from quarries at Grand Savannah. The cement used to bind the walls was made of coral, collected on the reefs nearby, which was heated in kilns to make lime mortar. All the red clay bricks seen in the fort were transported from England as ballast in sailing ships.Extensive restoration of the fort was carried out over a ten-year period starting in 1982.Mahogany seeds have wings which enable them to be carried long distances on the wind. As they fly, they spin around like propellers.How many flavours of bay leaf are found on the Cabrits? · One · Three · SevenLook for the Inner or East Cabrit behind you.
HM NumberHM1S3A
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Date Added Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 663703 N 1723456
Decimal Degrees15.58355000, -61.47321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 35.013', W 61° 28.393'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 35' 0.78" N, 61° 28' 23.58" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Saint John Parish , DM
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