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!
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The St. John July 4th Parade Shop VI History!
The Swedish American liner, M/V Kungsholm, looked like one of the largest ships in the world when it was anchored in tiny Caneel Bay. She was gigantic! Maybe because this was the first time in the history of the islands that a luxury ocean liner visited both the island and a US National Park. Filled to maximum […]
The National Flower of the US Virgin Islands The Yellow Cedar is the National flower of the US Virgin Islands. It’s sometimes called Ginger Thomas, but its official name is Tecoma Stans. Growing up, we called this shrub the Yellow Trumpetbush because of its trumpet-shaped flowers which hung in beautiful clusters. They are a true […]
St. John July 4th Celebrations Do you plan to celebrate the Fourth of July on St. John? If so, I bet it’s going to be a memorable one, especially after what so many have been through with the recent hurricanes. St. John celebrations have always been special. Here’s a look back at what they were […]
Here’s an interesting book about the history of St. John that I’m planning on reading this summer. Below you’ll find the Amazon review with a link to the book. Three Centuries of Afro-Caribbean Life This book covers three centuries of St. John history from the plantation economy of the early 1700s through the peasant economy […]
Come Back to the Virgin Isles Bill La Motta was one of the most talented pianists, organists, composers and arrangers from the Virgin Islands. He wrote an incredibly popular song called, Come Back to the Virgin Isles. Born in St. Croix on January 13, 1919, his musical talent was recognized at an early age by family members, […]
Coconut Palm Tree This is such a beautiful painting of a coconut palm tree that I thought I would share it with you. Some think it was painted at Solomon Beach on St. John. Without knowing who the artist is or any further information, I can’t say for sure. I attempted to find other […]