Featured Photo – Port Royal

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Port Royal seagulls and fishing boats

Port Royal is one of Jamaica’s most renouned towns that was once a large and bussling city and the centre of shipping commerce in the Caribbean Sea during the latter half of the 17th century. It a city located at the end of the Palisadoes at the mouth of the Kingston Harbour, in southeastern Jamaica. A devastating earthquake on June 7, 1692, largely destroying Port Royal, causing two thirds of the city to sink into the Caribbean Sea. Today Port Royal is a quiet fishing village but it’s underwater sections are considered by some experts as the most important underwater archaeological site in the western hemisphere.

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