The officers lived in separate quarters. Some had their families with them, in the married quarters on the slope or down in Roseau as the garrison, close to the swamp, was considered unhealthy. The Commandant live in an elegant house up against the hill of the East Cabrit. It was designed by the colonial American architect Peter Harrison (1713-1773). The site was chosen as a cool, sheltered place, away from the swamp.But in fact the air there was heavy and fetid, and his quarters were moved to a breezy bungalow on the West Cabrit, a much healthier site.Officers also had their own kitchen, and their meals were elegantly served on delicate china and crystal. There was a social life with dancing and games and refreshment under the blue Caribbean sky.True. Rainfall in Dominica varies from 30 inches on the coast to 300 inches in the central mountainous areas.The Cabrits were once a separate island. How was it joined to the mainland? · By the French, building a causeway during their occupation of Dominica, 1778-1783 · Naturally, by the tidal action of the sea
Look for the graceful mango trees and site in their restful shade.