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Convict's Bay, Bermuda

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Convict's Bay, Bermuda

Convict's Bay is a bay located in St. George's Harbour on St. George's, Bermuda in Bermuda and next to Ordnance Island, Bermuda.

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The bay was home to HMCS Somers Isles, a Royal Canadian Navy training base and before that a Royal Navy base.

History

Convict's Bay was named after the use of the area as a prison. The British administration used obsolete warships as floating prisons, prison hulks in New York City during the American Revolution and applied them to use on the island. In 1799, a hulk was towed to Somerset Island, Bermuda and one more by 1824.

Today

After the departure of the navy and felons, Convict's Bay is now a residential neighbourhood. Streets in the area reflect the neighbourhood's past:

  • Convict's Bay Lane
  • Barrack Hill
  • Barrack Street
  • Old Military Road
  • Grenadier Lane
  • Red Coat Lane
  • References

    Convict's Bay, Bermuda Wikipedia


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