Ghosts in the Dockyard

Back in the early 1800’s, having lost the war of Independence and their Atlantic seaports, the British set about building a new “dockyard” on Bermuda’s west end. The construction cost the lives of a reported 2,000 convicts that had been sent from England as a ‘low cost’ way of building the facility.

Today its mainly a tourist trap… mall, restaurants, Dolphin Quest, and an impressive museum which was the former Commissioner’s House. Standing in the middle of this fortification, it almost boggles your mind as you take in the number of bricks that had to be laid by hand, every one without the aid of a modern-day Caterpillar or Bobcat.

If this bricks could talk…

The Dockyard


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