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Roseau, Saint George, Dominica
 

Roseau Bayfront

Roseau Cruise Ship Berth

 

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Roseau Cruise Ship Berth Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 7, 2019
1. Roseau Cruise Ship Berth Marker
Inscription.  

Roseau
Cruise Ship Berth


Left: The origins of our main streets are based on footpaths leading to and from the market and landing place at the old harbour. Where you now stand is the site of the old harbour.

Below: View of Roseau from the sea, 1915.

Walking times to various historic sites and landmarks

Points of Interest and Historic Buildings
1 Roseau Market: Local produce and crafts for sale.

2 Barracoon Building: Construction began in 1763 to be used as a holding point for the enslaved Africas before sale.

3 Main Post Office

4 Ferry Terminal: At one time it was the main jetty for the island serving cargo and passengers. It current serves as the main Ferry Terminal for Roseau.

5 High Court of Justice: A cast concrete building of the 1920s.

6 Roseau Bayfront/Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard.

7 Cruise Ship Berth

8 Old Prison: Site of the first prison on the island from 1761-1784.

9 Old Market Square: Forms the centre of what is now the Old French Quarter.

10 Jean Rhys House: Childhood home of Dominican author Jean
Marker detail with a 1915 view of Roseau image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 7, 2019
2. Marker detail with a 1915 view of Roseau
Ryhs. Wide Sargasso Sea is one of her more well-known novels.

11 Bishop’s Residence: Beautiful example of ornate vernacular architecture built in 1902.

12 Roman Catholic Cathedral: Construction began in 1800, took 100 years to complete.

13 Methodist Church: Built in the 1800’s.

14 Peebles Park/Cenotaph: A park and a memorial.

15 Anglican Church: Built in 1820.

16 Fort Young Hotel: Built around the remains of the 1770 British Fort, it was opened as a hotel in 1964.

17 Public Library: Built in 1906.

18 Victoria Memorial Building: Built in 1902.

19 House of Assembly/Parliament Building: Built in 1811.

i Tourism Information Office & National Museum: Built in 1810.

Map key and emergency information

French:
Roseau Bayfront
Quai de bateau de croisière


À gauche: Les origins de nos rues principals sont basées sur des sentiers qui mènent au marché et au lieu de débarquement du vieux port. Vous êtes maintenant au point de l’ancien port.

Ci-dessous: Vue de Roseau depuis la mer, 1915.

Durée de la marche vers divers sites et monuments historiques

Points d'intérêt et bâtiments patrimoniaux
1 Marché de Roseau: produits locaux et artisanat à vendre.

2 Barracoon Building: la construction a commencé en 1763 pour servir
Roseau Bayfront Marker reverse in French image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 7, 2019
3. Roseau Bayfront Marker reverse in French
comme un établissemente de détention d’esclaves africaines avant la vente.

3 Postes centrale

4 Terminal de Ferries: à un moment donné, c’était la jetée principale de l'île desservant les marchandises et les passagers. Il est actuellement le terminal de ferry principal de Roseau.

5 Terminal de Grande Instance: un bâtiment en béton des années 1920.

6 Roseau Bayfront / Dame Eugenia Charles Boulivard.

7 Quai de bateau de croisière

8 Ancienne prison: lieu de la première prison de l'île de 1761-1784.

9 Ancienne place du marché: le centre de ce qu’on appellee aujourd’hui l’ancien quartier français.

10 Maison Jean Rhys: Maison d'enfance de l'auteur Jean Ryhs. La Prisionnière des Sargasses (titre original: Wide Sargasso Sea ait partie de se œuvres les plus célèbres.

11 Résidence Bishop: manifique exemple d’architecture vernaculaire construit en 1902.

12 Cathédrale Catholique Romaine: sa construction a débuté en 1800, pour se terminer 100 ans plus tard.

13 Église Méthodiste: construite dans le années 1800.

14 Peebles Park / monument: un parc et un mémorial.

15 Église Anglicane: construit en 1820.

16 Hôtel de Fort Young: construit à partir des ruines de l’ancien fort britannique de 1770, c’est inauguré en tant qu'hôtel en 1964.

17 Bibliothèque Publique:
Roseau Bayfront Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
4. Roseau Bayfront Marker
The marker is to the left of a covered area for cruise ship passengers.
construit en 1906.

18 Bâtiment du Victoria mémorial: construit en 1902.

19 Bâtiment du Parlement / maison de l’assemblée: construit en 1811.

i Bureau du Tourisme & Musée National: construit en 1810.

Clef de la carte et informations d’urgence
 
Erected by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
 
Location. 15° 17.782′ N, 61° 23.262′ W. Marker is in Roseau, Saint George. Marker is on Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard just west of Church Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glory to the French from Dominica (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); World Wars Memorial (about 120 meters away); Anglican Church (about 150 meters away); Methodist Church (about 210 meters away); a different marker also named Roseau Bayfront (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Carnegie Library of Roseau (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Roseau Cathedral (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Pottersville (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseau.
 
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The Jean Rhys House image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
5. The Jean Rhys House
The house is at Independence and Cork Streets (point 10 on the marker).
Roseau Public Library image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
6. Roseau Public Library
The Public Library was donated by Carnegie and built in 1906 (point 17).
Victoria Memorial Building, built in 1902 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 9, 2019
7. Victoria Memorial Building, built in 1902
The Victoria Memorial Building was also damaged during Hurricane Maria in 2017, but its roof and porch have been repaired. Note the "VRI" on the front of the building, meaning Victoria Regina Imperatrix, Latin for Victoria, Queen and Empress (point 18).
The Fort Young Hotel on the Roseau Bayfront image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, August 2013
8. The Fort Young Hotel on the Roseau Bayfront
This image of the hotel was prior to Hurricane Maria in 2017. The hotel is currently in operation but suffered much damage (point 16).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6, 7. submitted on June 16, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   8. submitted on June 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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