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19 Apr

Atalanta Figurehead, Dockyard Museum, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Dockyard Museum Atalanta Figurehead Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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Atalanta

Atalanta is a figurehead that was found in the Dockyard during its restoration. She is an original figurehead, presumably from a 19th century merchant ship. Eight ships in the Royal Navy were named HMS Atalanta or Atalanta after the Greek mythological figure, however it is unlikely that this figurehead belonged to any of them.



18 Apr

Naval Officer’s and Clerk’s House, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Naval Officers And Clerks House Full Front Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Naval Officers And Clerks House Side Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Naval Officers And Clerks House Balcony Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Naval Officers And Clerks House Sign Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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Naval Officer’s and Clerk’s House

1855

This 1855 house, one of the last to be built in the yard, was for the Naval Officer and Storekeeper in charge of the Dockyard. It has been called the “Admiral’s House”, but it is known that no admiral ever lived in the Yard. The bakery behind was originally a kitchen.



17 Apr

Boat House And Sail Loft, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Pillars And Ships Boat House And Sail Loft Sign Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Pillars Boat House And Sail Loft Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Remains Of Boat House And Sail Loft Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

Boat House And Sail Loft Sign Nelsons Dockyard English Harbour Antigua

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Boat House And Sail Loft

1797

The Pillars, showing the sail loft and roof with dormer windows. The Boat House was below.

Today, only the boat dock and pillars remain of the 1797 boat house damaged by the earthquake in 1843 and a hurricane in 1871. Boats carrying sails for repair entered on the inlet and the sails were hoisted up to the loft through a trap-door, to be repaired.

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The concrete caps placed on top of the pillars to stop erosion after the roof was blown away by a hurricane in 1871.

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The marks of support for the original roof structure.

A leather palm in use, showing how it pushed the needle.

Needles of various sizes

Bamboo needle case

Bench hook to hold canvas work in place



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