Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bermuda: The Camber - Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish

The Camber
Royal Naval Dockyard
Sandys Parish, Bermuda

N 32° 19.596 W 064° 50.045

Short Description: 

The Camber is a harbor between the Keep and the Clock Tower Shopping Mall in the Royal Naval Dockyard.

Long Description:

The Camber is a deep water shelter surrounded by land on three sides which affords a safe anchorage for boats and ships in the Royal Naval Dockyard. It is centrally located among the Dockyard buildings. Before the construction of nearby King's Wharf and Heritage Wharf it was used by ships visiting the Dockyard. Now it is the harbor for Bermuda's pilot boats, the ferries to Hamilton and St. George, and private watercraft. Now that the larger ships can dock elsewhere, a new T-shaped pier extends from the north end of the Camber to accommodate smaller boats. Also the trees across the Camber have grown much taller since the stamp was issued in 2004.

The stamp depicting the Camber is part of a set of six stamps issued by Bermuda in 2004 depicting views of the Royal Naval Dockyard.

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