The Virgin Islands in 1903 © The Royal Danish Library Mosquito Island for Sale You can learn so much about the history of the islands through the old newspapers. Here’s an advertisement for Mosquito Island and Spring Bay Estate and others with the size of the livestock herds as well as the small cultivations they […]
List of 22 Methodist Preachers Methodist Preachers ~ 1915
The Loss of the Sloop, Perseverance So many boats have been claimed by the sea that it’s impossible to document them all! Here are some I’ve researched and written about that sank tragically: The Syria, Pride of Tortola, RMS Rhone, Kite, the Faith, Come Back, Spider, Fancy Me, the Islander, the Edgewood, the Malakka, and To Windward. There’s even more that […]
Photographs of the British Virgin Islands 1956 All images above are courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Don’t forget to visit the Shop!
Virgin Gorda I love finding and collecting vintage postcards! Here’s one from a guest staying in the British Virgin Islands in 1958. “A beautiful place with wonderful accommodations! Food is simply marvelous with plenty of fruit and fish native to this area. Hurricane Cleo passed by last night, but not much damage here.” HVJ To find […]
Imagine walking along the beach and noticing an odd-shaped bottle still sealed and never opened! 🍾 Almost 200 years ago, a young boy discovered such a bottle on a beach in Virgin Gorda. Young James McDonough must have been thrilled by his discovery when he realized the mysterious bottle had its contents intact. The Message Opening the bottle […]
It was Thursday, June 22nd, the Coronation Day of George the Fifth, when a little sailing canoe anchored in the pretty harbor of Tortola! 🇻🇬 He had just arrived from visiting Saba Island in the Dutch Antilles. The skipper, no stranger to the West Indies, went ashore to announce his arrival and was welcomed warmly by […]