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Cabrits Calendar of Events

Calendrier des Evènements des Cabrits

 
 
Cabrits Calendar of Events Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 15, 2016
1. Cabrits Calendar of Events Marker
Inscription.
3000 BC - The first Amerindian people settle in the bay.
Les premiers Amérindiens s'installent dans la baie.

1493 - One ship of Columbus fleet on his 2nd Voyage enters the bay and sees dwellings and people.
Un navire de la flotte de Christophe Colomb entre dans la baie lores de son deuxième voyage et remarque la presence d'habitations et d'un peuplement.

1504 - Christopher Columbus passes the Cabrits on his 4th Voyage.
Christophe Colomb passe devant les Cabrits lors de son quatrième voyage.

1535 - The Spanish Council of the Indies declares this bay as a station for its treasure ships.
Le Conseil Espagnol des Indes Occidentales déclare cette baie comme une station pour ses navires transportant des trésors.

1565 - Sir John Hawkins, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Richard Grenville and other privateers and pirates being to use the bay to refresh their ships and trade with the Kalinago/Caribs.
Sir John Hawkins, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Richard Grenville et autres corsaires et pirates commencent à utiliser la baie comme un centre de ravitaillement et commerce avec les Caraibes/Kalinago.

1652 - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, cousin of King Charles I, uses the bay for repair and shelter. The bay is named after him.
Le Prince Rupert de Rhine, cousin du roi Charles 1er, utilise la baie comme
Cabrits Calendar of Events Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 15, 2016
2. Cabrits Calendar of Events Marker
The marker is mounted to the wall of the Guard House. The "Guard House, Powder Magazine" marker reverse is in the left foreground.
un radoub et un abri. La baie est nommée après lui.

1763 - Dominica is ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris.
La Dominique est cédée a la Grande Brétagne par le traité de Paris.

1765 - First small gun battery erected on this site.
Première artillerie légère érigée sur le site.

1774 - Major construction of Fort Shirley and Cabrits Garrison begins with a workforce of 400 enslaved Africans.
Début des travaux de construction d´une partie importante de Fort Shirley et de la garnison des Cabrits avec une main d´oeuvre de 400 esclaves africains.

1778 - French forces capture Roseau. This garrison surrenders. Building work continues under the French.
Les Forces Francaises capturent Roseau. Cette garnison se rend mais la construction continue.

1782 - Battle of the Saints fought off of the Cabrits on 12th April. The British are victorious.
La bataille des Saintes au large des Cabrits le 12 Avril. Les Britanniques sont victorieux.

1783 - Dominica returned to Britain by the Treaty of Versailles.
La Dominique est rétrocédée a la Grande Brétagne par le Traité de Versailles.

1795 - French republican revolutionaries invade the north coast but are repelled by troops from the Cabrits.
Les Révolutionnaires et républicains francais envaihissent la cote nord de la Dominique, mais ils sont repoussés par les troupes basées aux Cabrits.

1796 - West India Regiments, "The Black Regiments" formed and stationd at Cabrits.
Les régiments des Indes occidentales, "Les Régiments Noirs" sont formés et stationnés aux Cabrits.

1802 - The revolt of the 8th West India Regiment at the Cabrits.
La révolte du 8e Régiment des Indes occidentales éclate aux Cabrits.

1805 - Cabrits Garrison refuses to surrender to the French under General La Grange.
La Garnison des Cabrits refuse de se rendre aux Francais sous les orders du Généra La Grange.

1854 - Fort Shirley and the Cabrits are abandoned by the army. The forest takes over.
Fort Shirley et les Cabrits sont abandonnés par L'armée. La foret envahit le site.

1982 - Restoration of Fort Shirley begins.
Début des travaux de restauration de Fort Shirley.

1986 - The Cabrits Point is declared a National Park.
La Pointe Cabrits est déclaré Parc National.

View of Cabrits Garrison 1799
All walls were white washed and roofs were of red tiles.
 
Location. 15° 35.011′ N, 61° 28.404′ W. Marker is in Chance, Saint John. Marker can be reached from Bay Street. Touch for map. The marker is a few steps on the left after entering the main entrance to the reconstructed Fort Shirley.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guard House, Powder Magazine (here, next to this marker); Fort Shirley (a few steps from this marker); Water Catchment, Troops' Kitchen, Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trees Return (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Battery, Signal Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Rupert's Garrison (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cabrits National Park (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chance.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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