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Fishing Boat off St. John, Danish West Indies, Dansk Vestindien, US Virgin Islands

Close Call for 2 St. John Fishermen When Their Boat Capsized ~ 1908

Fishermen’s Boat Capsizes Two local fishermen swam for their lives using nothing but the buoys from their fishpots to stay […]

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The Loss of the Dutch Galliot, DETROOP off Anegada ~ 1851

Dutch Galliot, Detroop Wrecks Anegada, the flat, drowned island of the British Virgin Islands claimed countless wrecks over the years. The island’s […]

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The Loss of the Virgin Gorda Sloop, PERSEVERANCE ~ 1912

The Loss of the Sloop, Perseverance So many boats have been claimed by the sea that it’s impossible to document them all! […]

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A Military Funeral for a German Marine ~ 1914

Funeral Procession for German Marine Imagine having a loved one die overseas? It must have been tragic for the family to […]

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P.H. Thurland, jeweler

Peter H. Thurland, A Jeweler of Distinction Passes Away ~ 1913

Peter H. Thurland Very rarely is a vintage photograph found with the name and profession of the subject in the […]

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Lawaetz family of st croix

The Loss of Little Asta Lawaetz ~ 1915

The Lawaetz Family The Lawaetz family lived in a beautiful, stately home in Estate Little La Grange on St. Croix.  […]

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Estate Caroline of St. John, Danish West Indies

A Historical Account of the Slave Insurrection on St. John ~ 1733

Today marks the anniversary of one of the darkest days in St. John’s history. Below is an account of that […]

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Runaway Virgins New Book by Enrique Corneiro, US Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies

New Book! ~ Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro

Runaway Virgins I recently purchased this brand new book entitled, Runaway Virgins by Enrique Corneiro. It is incredibly moving! Enrique shared over 250 […]

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Mary Celeste

The Mystery of the Missing Crew in Anegada ~ 1921

Ocean Mysteries Tales of finding floating ships with sails fully set and no one on board have added to the […]

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RMS Rhone of Salt Island, British Virgin Islands 1867

Remembering the RMS Rhone ~ 1867

Remembering the Rhone One of the most tragic hurricanes to ever befall the British Virgin Islands happened 151 years ago. […]

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Creque Marine Railway

See the Damage to the Creque Marine Railway After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Before Hurricane Damage The Creque Marine Railway is a special, historic property that first became a part of our family’s […]

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Danish Crew of the Valkyrien in St. Thomas, Danish West Indies

Honoring Hurricane Heroes Past and Present

HMS Valkyrien ~ Crew Hurricane of 1916 Just over 100 years ago, a hurricane in October of 1916 tore through […]

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