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Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 17-19th century
Date of Inscription: 2016
Location: Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda
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Description: The site consists of a group of Georgian-style naval buildings and structures, set within a walled enclosure. The natural environment of this side of the island of Antigua, with its deep, narrow bays surrounded by highlands, offered shelter from hurricanes and was ideal for repairing ships. The construction of the Dockyard by the British navy would not have been possible without the labour of generations of enslaved Africans since the end of the 18th century. Its aim was to protect the interests of sugar cane planters at a time when European powers were competing for control of the Eastern Caribbean. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Nelson's Dockyard is a cultural heritage site and marina in English Harbour, Antigua. It is part of Nelson's Dockyard National Park, which also contains Clarence House and Shirley Heights. Named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, who lived in the Dockyard from 1784 through 1787, Nelson's Dockyard is home to some of Antigua's sailing and yachting events such as Antigua Sailing Week and the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting, as well as the 2015 and 2016 International Optimist North American Championships. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia.
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