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Imagine looking out to the horizon and seeing a flotilla of battleships coming into view! 🔭 On a cloudy, January […]Read More
The September 1932 hurricane wrecked havoc on the maritime industry in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.⚡ Boat owners […]Read More
The Karlsruhe was launched in 1927 and carried 635 men including 30 officers. Photo Source: U.S. Naval History & Heritage […]Read More
During the 1920s, the schooner, Zurah was captained by the beloved Samuel Sewer. His vessel was an important link in the inter-island trade. ⚓ When repairs were […]Read More
The Gaviota was 128 feet long with a beam of 31 feet. Copyrighted © 2016 Valerie Sims. All Rights Reserved. […]Read More
Copyrighted © 2016 Valerie Sims. All Rights Reserved. The Meteor Today marks the 96th anniversary of the arrival of the vessel, Meteor, at […]Read More
Intrigued by most of the photos in my ancestor’s album, this is one that I couldn’t stop thinking about! It’s a […]Read More
During the summer of 1912, many seasonal sugarcane laborers from the British Virgin Islands, working in the Dominican Republic, returned […]Read More
Our ancestors purchased many of their properties at auctions! They bought Cane Garden Bay, Carrot Bay, a portion of Peter Island and Norman Island in the […]Read More
Ever wonder what the inter-island sloops were transporting below in their holds? Some may think it contraband and many times […]Read More
Many generations of our family have loved touring the vessels that anchored off St Thomas. ⚓ Watching movies on the Carla […]Read More
When I first saw this faded photograph of an ocean liner, I thought I would never know her identity. 📷 Like most of […]Read More
As I was flipping though the pages of an old album, a small faded photograph of a sailor in his uniform […]Read More
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