Today's weather vane collection is from an island two hours by air from Boston.
Do you know the location of the weather vanes featured in collection #188? Scroll down to see the answer!
The Clocktower Mall at the Royal Dock Yards, Bermuda
seen from the street...
and seen from the harbor
The Clocktower Mall was built in the Royal Navy Dock Yards of Bermuda as administrative offices in the 1800s. In 1856 it was used as a warehouse for the British Royal Navy. The South Tower is a regular clock, and the North Tower is a one handed tide clock to mark high tide. Each tower is 100 feet high.
The Royal Naval Dockyard was built in 1795. The first construction laborers were sailors, and then slaves were used, followed by prisoners. There are many fortifications, ramparts, warehouses, barracks and buildings including an admiral's residence. It was a crucial naval yard for the War of 1812, World War I and World War II. It was used as a naval shipyard until 1958.
Today the Clocktower Mall has many small shops and places to grab snacks, near the cruise ship terminal. Nearby are larger shops, restaurants, art galleries and the "Frog and Onion" pub. Both clocks in the clocktowers are not functioning.
Shopping at the Royal Navy Dockyard webpage
Shopping guide to the Clocktower Mall
Wikipedia article for the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda
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