Portsmouth, the second town of the island is onPrince Rupert Bay, in the northwest of the island of Dominica.
A mecca for mooring, its port welcomed Christopher Columbus on his 4th expedition. Set to become the capital of Dominica its destiny shifted following epidemics and the wars that followed.
Tours of the town are offered in order to relive the glorious past of Portsmouth: the ruins of Fort Shirley, the Indian River, as well as locations where some of the scenes from the films Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 were filmed.
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