Port-au-Prince is set on a natural harbor on the Gulf of Gonave
, making it one of the country's premiere destinations.
The island of La Gonave
- already suffering after years of drought - lost an entire planting season and its inhabitants will have to wait until mid-2017 to harvest again.
We then drop further southwards, slowly skirting the western coastline of the Gulf of Gonave
. In small towns, summery carnival music blasts from barbershops providing a cheery soundtrack.
Travel narratives that were wildly popular (and are still in print), like Seabrook's The Magic Island (1929) and Faustin Wirkus's The White King of La Gonave
(1931) show their authors taking advantage of the US presence to tour Haiti, live like royalty, and find their own authentic or 'primitive' essence through their encounters with the 'savage' island.
A year after the earthquake, however, she was on a tap-tap on the way to the port to take a boat to the island of Gonave
, and looked to the hills to see the makeshift camp that had been established there shortly after the earthquake.
There appears to be no significant difference between populations from Ile Gonave
and from the mainland near St.
Patrols are concentrated in coastal areas within the Gulf of Gonave
. With no permanent base of operations in the southern claw, the HCG does not regularly patrol the 200 miles of coast from Jeremie to the Haiti-Dominican border.
DeMets C, Wiggins-Grandison M (2007) Deformation of Jamaica and motion of the Gonave
microplate from GPS and seismic data.
Here, two of Earth's tectonic plates--the Gonave
and North American Plates--are splitting apart.