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From the harbour, a long sand-bank stretches across the entrance, or rather estuary, and it must be approached on the south point, on which is Carpenter's rock, to be seen at low water but covered at high, which ships safely avoid by taking a wide berth...The only danger to be apprehended is during the Tornado season, when such is its violence that ships are frequently driven from their anchors. The appearance of the Colony from sea is particularly marked by a high-peaked mountain, which, from its conical shape, is commonly called the “sugar-loaf” in the neighborhood of which are three other hills of minor attraction. The most elevated is seen above the clouds, and may be described at the distance of thirty or forty miles, perhaps more, long before the low land. (William Whitaker Shreeve. Sierra Leone: The Principal British Colony on the Western Coast of Africa, 1847 pp 21.).
Freetown's peninsula is about 18 miles long from north-west to south-east by about 12 broad. It lies bet…
May was the month that was in 1962.
Born May 15, 1923, Honoria Bailor-Caulker was installed and
dedicated as Paramount Chief for Kagboro chiefdom in Shenge a week before her 39th birthday.
Shenge, a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the several chiefdoms in Moyamba District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.
Honoria was both a Member of Parliament and a paramount
chief with executive power. She had earned a certificate in teaching and was a widow with five children.
Over her career, she served as a Sierra Leone government delegate to the United Nations and other assemblies. She was also a member of numerous women's organizations in Sierra Leone. Her special interests were history, agriculture, and social service/self-help programs.
Honoria had traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and made short
visits to the United States. In 1974, she was invited to speak at the American Anthropological Association.