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The Maritime History of the US Virgin Islands

The Loss of the Proteus ~ 1941

The Loss of a Loved One Aboard the SS Proteus ~ 1941

As I was flipping though the pages of an old album, a small faded photograph of a sailor in his uniform […]

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The FLIGHT brings party-goers to Tortola for the August Festival in the 1940s.

The Yacht, FLIGHT Takes Party-Goers to Tortola ~ 1946

For many years members of our family enjoyed the annual August festival in Tortola! Here is an excerpt of an article written by W. […]

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US Coast Guard Marion

Honoring the Men of the MARION ~ 1930s

The USCG Marion was a 125-foot patrol boat. She carried 20 enlisted men. After finding this photograph of the USCG Marion’s crew […]

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The St. John-Pelican Cay boat races in the US Virgin Islands in 1937 By Valerie Sims

Watching the St. John-Pelican Cay Sloop Race ~ 1937

Boat racing was one of the sports our great-grandparents loved watching! In 1937, hundreds of spectators enjoyed watching a sailboat […]

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Visiting a German School Ship in the US Virgin Islands!

Visiting a German School Ship! ~ 1938

I’ve looked at this photograph at least a hundred times, hoping to figure out what vessel our family members were […]

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The Dutch Schooner, Venture is lifted at the Creque Marine Railway, Hassel Island ~ 1912 By Valerie Sims

This Schooner’s Photograph Became a Popular Postcard ~ 1912

After I saw this postcard online of a vessel at the Creque Marine Railway, I thought I would share a […]

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Thanks to Gov. Paul M. Pearson for getting thirty pianos for the people of the US Virgin Islands ~ 1934 By Valerie Sims

Local Artists Thrilled as 30 Pianos Arrive on the SS DOMINICA ~ 1934

Within weeks of discovering this old photograph of the SS Dominica in our family’s collection, I came across an interesting article in the newspapers about […]

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