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The Shipyard

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In the 1800’s, Dunmore Town became a noted shipyard and sugar refinement center, which gave the islanders an all-important industry. The Shipyard was renowned for shipbuilding, and The Marie J. Thompson, a four-masted schooner, was built here in 1922. She sailed to Key West, New York, and The Carolinas in record time, taking coconuts, sugar cane, and pineapples grown in the area.

Today this site is used as a gathering spot by locals, mainly for community events such as Junkanno Summer Festival, annual North Eleuthera Regatta, fundraiser events, Independence service etc.

Time Period Represented: 1800s

Visitor Fees (if any): None

Seasons Open: Year Round

Accessibility Notes: This site is wheelchair friendly.

 Pet Friendly Notes
Leashed pets are welcomed, but must be controlled.
 

For More Information, Contact:

Harbour Island Tourist Office
Bay Street, Dunmore Town, HI
(242) 333-2621

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Latitude: 25.500210000
Longitude: -76.637269000
Elevation: 33 FT (10 M)
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