Water Catchment, Troops' Kitchen, Stables

Water Catchment, Troops' Kitchen, Stables (HM1S3T)

Location: , Saint John Parish
Country: Dominica

N 15° 35.019', W 61° 28.418'

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Fort Shirley was served by three cisterns that collected water from the roofs and the water catchment platform. If there was threat of an attack, water from the nearby rivers was brought into the fort by oxen cart.Food was purchased from neighbouring estates. The men were allowed weekly rations of beef or pork, biscuit, or flour to make bread, dried peas, rice raisins, and sometimes butter. To vary this repetitious diet, troops would often sell their rations and buy plantain, vegetables and roast coffee from slaves in the Portsmouth market.Officers would bring their horses over on the ships or buy horses locally while stationed and try to sell them when they left.The twin hills of the Cabrits were formed by volcanic activity.True or False: Rainfall (60-70 inches) in this zone is relatively low compared to other parts of Dominica.Look for the Antillean-crested hummingbirds as they feed on nectar.
HM NumberHM1S3T
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Date Added Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20P E 663658 N 1723467
Decimal Degrees15.58365000, -61.47363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 15° 35.019', W 61° 28.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds15° 35' 1.14" N, 61° 28' 25.08" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Saint John Parish , DM
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