Bunce Island Photos

Bunce Island

Bunce Island

Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island
Bunce Island

Bunce Island is the site of an 18th century British slave castle in the Republic of Sierra Leone in West Africa. Located about 20 miles upriver from Sierra Leone's capital city of Freetown, Bunce Island lies in the Sierra Leone River (also called the "Freetown Harbour"), the vast estuary formed by the Rokel River and Port Loko Creek. Although just a tiny island only about 1650 feet long and 350 feet wide, its strategic position at the limit of navigation in Africa's largest natural harbour made it an ideal base for European slave merchants.