Today was a travel day for the RV Chapman and her crew, so no sub dives today. We cast lines off from Roseau, sailing north along the western coast, arriving safely at Portsmouth in Prince Rupert Bay!

Portsmouth was originally designated by the British Empire in the mid 1800’s as the Capital of Dominica and a free trade harbor for passing sailing vessels. By the late 1800’s, due to continuous outbreaks of malaria, the Capital of Dominica was reassigned to Roseau.

Fort Shirley, located at the northern most point of Prince Rupert Bay, was built also by the British as an impregnable fortress over the course of 50 years between the mid to late 1800’s.

Check back in on us tomorrow to learn more about our first dive in this new location.