Antique Views of the Virgin Islands For those who love collecting Virgin Islands memorabilia, there’s a rare album created by F.M. Corneiro available on eBay today. Inside, are ten views of St. Thomas including, Fort Christian, Government house and many of the local churches. This is a one-of-a-kind collection. Have a look at previous treasures […]
Virgin Islands cuisine, cakes, tarts and sweet desserts, Photo by © Ronald R. Walker Love the cuisine in the Virgin Islands? Here are the top-ranked food recipes curated from youtube of some of the popular dishes found throughout the US and the British Virgin Islands. Happy cooking and Bon appetite! Virgin Islands Pates Potato Stuffing Funji Fish […]
Fishermen Swam for their Lives Two local fishermen swam for their lives using nothing but the buoys from their fishpots to stay afloat. It happened over a hundred years ago on a blustery, Saturday morning in September, in the midst of hurricane season. Between 9 and 10 am, Thomas Rymer, and his friend, Alexander Benjamin […]
The History of the Reef Bay Estate House So much of St. John’s history has been lost over time. The Virgin Islands National Park in conjunction with the Office of History and Historic Architecture prepared a study on the Par Force Estate and the Reef Bay home to share the history of sugar production on the island. […]
Fun Memories of Frenchtown by Larry Gumbs If you love the sea and the vessels that sail upon it, then Charlotte Amalie Harbor was the ideal place for growing up. As a young man, I was thoroughly smitten by boats, ships, and watercraft of all sorts. I feasted my eyes and senses on the fishing […]
The Island Wedding of the Century! Leah Sasso and Bill Stevens The island of St. Thomas was and still is the most romantic location for a wedding. It was also home to a beautiful, teenaged girl, endowed with musical talents, who would meet her future husband in the classroom of her Catholic high school. Leah […]
This little poem was found in the old newspapers at a time when the arrival of a new governor gave hope to the possibility of prosperity and progress for the Virgin Islands. Happier Days 1922 “Nineteen-twenty-one’s gone away, Nineteen-twenty-two’s here to stay, For a twelve-month, anyway. May it bring to all and each Happy Days […]
Working Conditions for Agricultural Laborers Here is an interesting document found at the Royal Danish Library regarding the conditions under which laborers were employed from the British Islands.