21 May 2008


May 21, 2008

Our first stop in Martinique was the northern anchorage of St. Pierre, a town ruined by a volcanic eruption in 1902 that killed tens of thousands. Dubbed the "Paris of the Caribbean," the town used to be home to over 30,000 and now has a population of 5,000. Walking around the town you can see some ruins that have not been developed and also houses that use former ruins as walls.

Currently dormant, Mt. Pelee.

St. Pierre.


Ruins of the theater with Mt. Pelee in the background.