Fort Christian Under Governor Cyril King, Fort Christian became certified as a National Historic Landmark ~ 1977 He officially accepted a certificate and bronze plaque from the Department of the Interior formally designating the 300-year-old fort in St. Thomas a historic landmark. This drawing by the artist, Carlos Jeffs is available on eBay. To read […]
Caneel Bay 1985 “We’re having a great time! This place is surely a tropical paradise. Today, we’re going to explore the island by jeep. The weather is simply beautiful!” This collectible is available on eBay. Have a look at other vintage postcards sent by visitors to the islands. They’re quite entertaining!
Frenchtown Descendants Many of the ancestors of the small colony of French descendants that occupy the outskirts of Charlotte Amalie originated from the island of Saint Barthelemy during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Long ago, these residents made an honest livelihood by plaiting straw hats and bags, selling fruit, such as oranges and pineapples and […]
The St. John July 4th Parade Shop VI History!
Harte’s Island of St. Thomas by Bret Harte 1868 When the question of the purchase of the Danish West Indies by the United States came up in 1868, Bret Harte, a California poet, wrote a poem which became popular at the time. The islands had recently suffered a hurricane, tsunami, and earthquake the year before, which […]
John Brewer’s Bay The cave set high above the Estate of John Brewers Bay on the Western end of St. Thomas has intrigued visitors for years. Tales of hidden treasure abounded and many risked their lives to climb up, hoping to make a lucky discovery. The property once belonged to Louis Eugene de Lagarde, a […]
The Sloop, Sora This little yacht arrived at the Creque Marine Railway for cleaning and painting in 1942. She was a pretty sailboat believed to be from New York. Her bottom was painted green with a white waterline, blue topsides, and she had a mahogany cabin on top. During the summer month of June, she was […]
St. Croix Photographs