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Royal Navy Dockyard in Sandys Parish, Dockyards, Bermuda
 

The Great Western Storehouse

Completed in 1857

 
 
The Great Western Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
1. The Great Western Storehouse Marker
Inscription.
Built in conjunction with the Great Eastern Storehouse, this warehouse contained the offices of the Chief Engineer of the Dockyard. The weighbridge for the Yard can still be seen at the northern end of the building. The roof catchment, like those of the East, South and North Storehouses, discharges into the large water tank below Sail Loft. Keeping the fleet supplied with water was always a concern, as there are no natural springs or rivers in Bermuda and rainwater was collected and stored as it is to this day. The top of the Dockyard’s Northwest Rampart was later painted with whitewash and was one of the largest water catches in Bermuda. There was storage for over 3,000,000 gallons of water in the Dockyard.

 
Location. 32° 19.557′ N, 64° 50.128′ W. Marker is in Royal Navy Dockyard, Dockyards, in Sandys Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Camber Road and Storehouse Lane, on the left when traveling west on Camber Road. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Rock Beacon (within shouting distance of this marker); Victualling Yard (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Broad Arrow (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John Till
The Great Western Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 20, 2017
2. The Great Western Storehouse Marker
(approx. 16.1 kilometers away in St George’s); First Government House (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in St George’s); Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale (approx. 16.1 kilometers away in St George’s); Thomas Moore (approx. 16.2 kilometers away in St George’s); Settlement of Bermuda (approx. 16.2 kilometers away in St George’s). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Navy Dockyard.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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